Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Lila's Pizza Sauce

This recipe is from my mother in law Lila Bates. I made it tonight for the first time and used it with our Calzones. It worked great!!

In a 3 qt. sauce pan heat  2 T. Olive Oil and add:
1 yellow onion Chopped fine
Cook till translucent then add 3-4 lg. cloves of  garlic minced.
Cook for 30 seconds and add:
1 can of tomato puree or diced tomatoes with liquid (15oz)
1 can of tomato sauce (15oz)
1 can of tomato Paste (6oz)
2 t. sugar (can substitute some balsamic vinegar to sweeten if desired)
2 t. salt
2 t. pepper
2 t. Dried Oregano
1/2 t. finely chopped rosemary (or dried)
2 t. dried basil
dash of Cayenne Pepper
1 bay leaf
Simmer uncovered for an hour stirring occasionally, remove bay leaf when done and store in fridge or freezer till needed.

My notes: I forgot the Cayenne, but I will add it next time! I used 2 t.  Balsamic and the sweetness was fine, when I make it again I might use my immersion blender, the diced tomatoes were a little too big for the calzones! The thickness of the sauce was perfect!!!