A quick and easy tomato sauce that you can modify to your own personal taste

Cook Time:35 min
Prep Time:5 min
Total Time:105 min
Category:Sauces
Cuisine:Italian
Yield:4
Method:Stovetop
Ingredients
* 1 Tbsp. coconut oil

* 1 onion, chopped

* 2 cloves garlic, minced

* 1 small can tomato paste

* 1 large can crushed tomatoes

* 1 large can whole tomatoes, chopped

* Salt and pepper to taste

* Pinch red pepper flakes (optional)

* ¼ cup fresh basil, chopped

Preparation
1. Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat.

2. Add chopped onion and sauté until translucent.

3. Add minced garlic and stir.

4. Add tomato paste and cook, stirring for 1-2 minutes.

5. Add crushed and whole tomatoes.

6. Season with salt, pepper and red pepper flakes (if using).

7. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer, partially covered for 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally.

8. Allow to cool slightly and puree with an immersion blender (or transfer carefully to a blender and puree) for a smooth sauce. You may leave the sauce chunkier if you prefer.

9. Add basil and readjust seasonings.

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