My mom made a really great tomato sauce from scratch but then she discovered that the canned tomaotes worked as well and tasted just as good! The recipe below is exactly how she would make it on early Sunday mornings.
2 cans of any commercially available peeled tomatoes. If you use Red Pack, get the crushed type. You can also use the brand, Tuttorosso Italian style peeled plum shaped tomatoes. They are packed in tomato juice, so don’t spill out the juice. Take the tomatoes out and chop them up. Use a large bowl to hold the tomato juice.
1 can of tomato paste
Pour half a cup of olive oil into a large sauce pan. Take an onion and slice a few pieces thin. Take a tooth of garlic, and slice it thin. Place them on a plate and keep it to the side.
Pour in the contents of the 2 cans of peeled tomatoes, and the 1 can of paste into the blender. Place a few fresh basil leaves in the blender and then cap it. You can also use dried basil if you don't have access to fresh basil. Blend the ingredients until it appears to be a creamy reddish color. Let that set a while.
Place the garlic and onions you sliced into the sauce pan. You want to use a medium flame and get the garlic and onions to golden. After they golden, remove them from the pan. You won't harm the flavor if you leave it in there so it's your choice. My mom would remove them. Take the cap off the blender and pour in the contents. You are going to hear a crackle and it will almost sound like a round of applause. When I was a kid, that's what I thought it was, as silly as it may sound.
Keep the flame low and let the sauce cook for about an hour and a half. Stir occasionally. This will serve about 11 people. Enjoy. It’s healthy and it’s good!