Last updated on January 17th, 2017 at 03:14 am
I’ve mentioned in a earlier post that I try to cut processed foods from my diet. One thing I make from scratch, at least once a week is pasta sauce to eat with whole wheat pasta. It’s simple to make and you can change it up to suit your taste.
One of my best friend is Italian. We lived together for a few years. She taught me how to make what she called her “quick sauce”. Here is the recipe for an easy, healthy pasta sauce.
I can of crushed tomatoes, organic preferable
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 or 2 garlic cloves (crushed)
A bunch fresh basil (in the summer cause I grow my own, dry crushed basil from the store in winter)
Pork, turkey or beef meatballs (cooked), or cut up sausages (again, sometimes turkey, sometimes pork)
Salt to tasted
1. In a sauce pan, sauce pan, sauté onions in olive oil until translucent (5 minutes)
2. Add garlic and sauté for a few more minutes
3. Add crushed tomatoes, bring to a boil, and let simmer for 30 minutes (or less if you don’t have time). If you are using dried basil, I would add it while it simmers, if you are using fresh, wait until the end. I also season with salt at this time.
4. If you are adding meat, I would fry it first, then add it to the sauce while it simmers. Meat is optional, sometimes we have it in our sauce, sometimes we don’t. I find pork, although higher in fat, adds a great taste to the sauce
5. And finally if you are using fresh basil, I would add just at the end, shred it, sprinkle in sauce, stir and its ready to serve.