How to Make a Quick, Easy Tomato Sauce – CHOW Tip

How to Make a Quick, Easy Tomato Sauce - CHOW Tip

In this CHOW Tip Spring Warren, author of The Quarter-Acre Farm, shows us that you don’t need tomatoes to be in season to make a fresh tasting tomato sauce. …
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Question by momofone: What to do w/ ALL the tomatoes in the garden?
We have an abundance of tomatoes in our garden, roma and beef steaks. I’ve already canned 14 jars of salsa, and will be canning tomatoes tonight. Anyone have any other ideas for what to do w/ all these tomatoes? Is there an easy recipe to make sauce?

Best answer:

Answer by Rainy Days
you have already canned so many why not share some with a friend or neighbor

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  1. “You see, you start out with a little bit of oil. Then you fry some garlic.
    Then you throw in some tomatoes, tomato paste, you fry it; ya make sure it
    doesn’t stick. You get it to a boil; you shove in all your sausage and your
    meatballs; heh?… And a little bit o’ wine. An’ a little bit o’ sugar, and
    that’s my trick.”

  2. woooo wooo woooooo wait a second…….. that’s not tomato sauce……
    that’s just a wrong way to make an horrible SUNDRIED TOMATOES FLAVORED
    ORANGE WATER. 1 you just can’t mix hot and cold ingredients together in a
    blender, will make the food go off much quicker. 2 you just can’t put olive
    oil in a blender, the resulted chemical reaction turn the good fat into
    hydrogenated fat ( bad ) and give the orange colour 3 better use ketchup
    for your pasta instead, it’s still tomato sauce…. WTF ?????

  3. @ravenprey666 shrimp and spaghetti sauce? is that actually a thing?
    definitely not a combination I ever thought i’d see.

  4. am i the only one that’s noticed the incredible milf-itudinous of this
    woman spring warren? she’s enough to make any man forget about…you
    guessed it…doritos consomme.

  5. @gnomechomskylives I actually still have no idea what that arrow to the
    knee crap is. I’m pretty sure it’s stupid so I’ve never bothered to look it

  6. @CarolineTurpentine Hey! I’m a Redditor too. Apologies if I sounded
    disparaging of Reddit. Not at all. While Reddit isn’t perfect (the hivemind
    & reposts can be annoying), it is easily my favorite site. These
    Consomme-trolls by contrast are trying *so* hard to be funny. At least
    Reddit memes *are* funny (even the dreaded “arrow in the knee” meme was
    funny for one brief moment before it got run into the ground). These guys?
    Not funny at all. >:c

  7. Can’t watch on iPad, fail..

  8. @CHOW Prempt the joke. Ever heard of it? Just make a Cheeto consomme video
    and then the whole thing will be lessened. Show us something tongue-in-cheek

  9. @CarolineTurpentine Ah. That makes sense. :) Thanks.

  10. @vicofour seriously… that sounds kinda good.

  11. @Shuhnyxia It’s true. The Doritos Consomme meme wasn’t funny to begin with
    and these mouthbreathing retards think they are SO clever when they’re only
    proving how pathetic and desperate for attention they really are. They are
    trying so hard to be edgy and hip like the 4Chan/Reddit crowd. Sad.

  12. @Cinnamoka This is the first consomme joke I’ve laughed at in like 5 videos.

  13. lazy bitch just cut some fresh

  14. i’m italian and i think this is pretty much heresy.

  15. @BiGaZnJeFF Well, she did say fresh “tasting.”

  16. @glee27101994 Sauteing Onions- 5 minutes Boiling Water- 3 minutes Blending-
    30 seconds. The whole sauce should take 5 minutes and 30 seconds unless you
    can’t boil water and saute onions at the same time. That is lightning fast
    in cooking time.

  17. The product probably is great for certain things, but one doesn’t simply
    forget a video that contains phrases such as “doritos tea” and “doritos

  18. Am i the only one subbed to CHOW just to see these outrageous comments?

  19. I hear chow tits

  20. Whats the bug deal about the dorito consomme video? It’s mentioned in the
    comments of every Chow video. I thought it sounded good.

  21. @BiGaZnJeFF She said fresh tasting.

  22. easy you have to saute the onions and boiling the water takes time who are
    you Martha Stewart ?

  23. Shutup Meg

  24. Maybe the commenters humor need a southwestern kick.

  25. thanks

  26. Home made spaghetti sauce – you can can it/jar it and it will last you quite awhile.

  27. Start selling the tomatoes puree as a business label it and market it at your nearest convient store…who know its so popular and tasty you can start a franchise of organic grown tomatoes industries…in different flavour……I do sell my delicious sauces at my restaurant

  28. I have a friend that takes all here leftover tomatoes and makes tomato juice and then has a giant Bloody Mary party to end the summer.
    Gets rid of all the tomatoes and makes for a good call back for all the upcoming Holiday parties.

  29. I would say don’t share. keep them.

    Freeze them.


    Pound the tomatoes add salt and sugar to your liking :]

    Tomatoes and feta chese is reallly good,

    Tomatoe Pie

    Really good! Better than Pizza..

    WHich reminds me..

    Stewed tomatoes and baked macaroni

    There 115 recipies on that link!

    Dont forget soup.

  30. Tomato Relish.
    1 kg tomatoes, chopped
    1 1/2 cups sugar
    1 kg onions, chopped
    1 1/2 tablespoons curry powder
    1 1/2 tablespoons salt
    2 teaspoons mustard powder
    2 cups vinegar
    2 tablespoons cornflour

    Place all ingredients except for cornflour into a saucepan and boil for 30 minutes. Mix cornflour to a paste with a little water and add to the tomatoes, stir to combine and allow to cook for a further 5 minutes.
    Pour into sterilised jars and seal.

  31. Set up a produce stand in front of your house and try to sell them.
    Home grown tomatoes sell like hot cakes in the south. I love fresh tomatoes in the summer. A friend of mine went to Raleigh over the weekend and called and asked if I wanted anything. I said tomatoes! They were $ 1.00/pound so I jumped at that. I have made tomato sandwiches for lunch twice this week and once for dinner.

    Chunky Marinara
    tablespoon olive oil
    1 onion, chopped
    1 clove garlic, chopped
    1 (14.5 ounce) can peeled and diced tomatoes
    1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
    1 teaspoon white sugar
    1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
    1/4 teaspoon salt

    Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic and cook 2 to 4 minutes until crisp-tender, stirring frequently.
    Mix in diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, sugar, oregano and salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer 15 to 20 minutes or until flavors are blended, stirring frequently.

    If you want to can this, just process in the same manner as you did the salsa.

  32. no prob
    i have the same problem

    i consider you to
    spread the tomato’s around
    well like i mean like
    give some to your sisters brothers cousins you know neighbors
    you can make salads
    donate it
    grill it
    and if you dont like it like this look it up and then see

    check the source

  33. you can freeze them whole, as-is, then pull them out, let thaw on the counter 10-15 minutes, and add to sauces, soups, and stews to give a fresh flavor.

    You can also can or freeze them (whole or diced), or make a basic marinara sauce or tomato soup and can or freeze that.

    Mark Strausman’s Tomato Sauce
    –Makes about 9 cups

    If you are preparing this recipe in August or September, use fresh plum tomatoes, which are at the height of their season then. Cut them into large pieces, and run them through the food mill just as you would canned tomatoes. Slow cooking will allow the skin to melt into the sauce. For canned tomatoes, Mark likes to use Italian plum tomatoes from the Italian San Marzano Valley. (“CENTO” is one brand.)

    4 (28 oz) cans whole Italian plum tomatoes
    1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
    3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
    1 tsp. crushed red-pepper flakes
    1 cup Chianti or dry red wine
    1 Tbsp. dried oregano
    8 leaves fresh basil
    Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

    Purée tomatoes in a food mill, removing most of the seeds. In a medium stockpot, heat olive oil over medium heat, add garlic, and sauté until golden brown, 1 to 2 minutes. Add red-pepper flakes. While oil is sizzling, slowly add half of the puréed tomatoes and the wine, stirring to mix. Add remaining tomatoes, reduce heat to low, and let simmer. Add oregano, and continue to simmer until slightly thickened, 1 1/2 to 2 hours, stirring occasionally. Add basil. Season with salt and pepper to taste. The sauce may be kept in the refrigerator up to 3 or 4 days in an airtight plastic container or in the freezer for up to 1 month.

    Roasted Tomato Basil Soup

    3 lbs. ripe plum tomatoes, cut in half
    ¼ cup plus 2 Tbsp.s good olive oil
    1 Tbsp. kosher salt
    1 ½ tsp. freshly ground black pepper
    2 cups chopped yellow onions (2 onions)
    6 cloves, garlic minced
    2 Tbsp.s unsalted butter
    ¼ tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
    1 (28 oz.) can plum tomatoes, with their juice
    4 cups fresh basil leaves, packed
    1 tsp. fresh thyme leaves
    1 quart chicken stock or water

    Preheat the oven to 400°F. Toss together the tomatoes, 1/4 cup olive oil, salt, and pepper. Spread the tomatoes in 1 layer on a baking sheet and roast for 45 minutes.

    In an 8-quart stockpot over medium heat, sauté the onions and garlic with 2 Tbsp.s of olive oil, the butter, and red pepper flakes for 10 minutes, until the onions start to brown. Add the canned tomatoes, basil, thyme, and chicken stock. Add the oven-roasted tomatoes, including the liquid on the baking sheet. Bring to a boil and simmer uncovered for 40 minutes. Pass through a food mill fitted with the coarsest blade. Taste for seasonings. Serve hot or cold.

    –Ina Garten

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