Fixate Healthy Homemade Tomato Sauce

Fixate Healthy Homemade Tomato Sauce

Feb 9, 2017

I used to buy spaghetti sauce in a jar.  Never even thought about making my own.  Then I tried this recipe from the Fixate cookbook and now we use it all the time.  First, my kids and husband like it and they are SUPER picky eaters.  Second, it makes a ton and can be used in a lot of recipes.  You can use it to make chili, chicken or eggplant parmesan, or homemade pizza.  And last, it meets my criteria of being fairly easy to make which is a must with my lack of culinary skills. If you want this and a ton of other healthy and TASTY recipes that are clean and 21 Day Fix approved, click HERE to order the Fixate cookbook.  If you’d like more help with your nutrition and/or fitness program, complete the form at the bottom of the page so we can connect!

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Serves 12 – ½ cup servings.

Prep Time: 40 min

Cooking Time: 1 hr 15 min minimum

 

INGREDIENTS:

2 Tbsp. Olive Oil

1 Medium onion, chopped

4 cloves garlic, finely chopped

1 (6 oz) can tomato paste, no salt added

¼ cup red wine

2 cans whole peeled tomatoes (like San Marzano or Cento) crushed or pureed in

blender or food processor

2 Tbsp. agave nectar

1 tsp. Sea salt (or Himalayan salt)

¼ tsp. Ground black pepper

1 (3 oz) Parmesan cheese rind

3 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh basil

 

DIRECTIONS

  1. Heat oil in large saucepan over medium-high heat.
  2. Add onion; cook, stirring frequently, for 5 to 6 minutes, or until onion is translucent.
  3. Add garlic and tomato paste; cook, stirring constantly, for 2-3 minutes.  Do not let the tomato paste burn.
  4. Add wine;  cook, stirring constantly, for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Add tomatoes, agave, salt, and pepper.  Bring to a boil, stirring frequently.  Reduce heat to low; gently boil, stirring occasionally, for 3 minutes.
  6. Add cheese rind; cook, stirring occasionally for 1 hour.
  7. Add basil; mix well.

 

Johanna’s Notes:

I usually substitute red wine vinaigrette for the red wine since that’s what I have on hand.

I don’t always have a cheese rind but found its not crucial.

This makes a lot of sauce but is great in other recipes too found in the Fixate cookbook!  Message me if you want more info on getting the cookbook for yourself.

 

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