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Bear N Mom Recipes - Stewed Tomatoes and Marinara Basics
Sometimes the simplest recipes are the best. In this case you don't need a lot of ingredients to make a good fresh from the garden tomato dish.
This recipe is almost the same as the tomato salad recipe except that this recipe is simmered over a low heat and will be used in other dinner recipes.
You can also make a large batch of tomatoes in the crock pot. These can be put into mason jars and stored the same as you do your other canned vegetables and fruits.
- Fresh Garden Tomatoes, cleaned and chopped
- chopped onion, chopped fine
- chopped celery, chopped fine
- chopped green pepper, chopped fine
- clove of garlic, minced
- fresh basil, crushed
- fresh oregano, crushed
- salt and pepper, to taste
Clean and dice fresh garden tomatoes. Put all of the ingredients in a sauce pan and stew on a low temperature or flame until all the vegetables are tender.
This recipe may be used as a starter for your marinara sauce. When you use this as your marinara starter you need to increase the number of tomatoes and seasonings.
As you stew this down you, add some tomato paste to get the consistency that you want for your pasta. I love all kinds of pasta with this sauce over it, but my first preference is still the simplest, spaghetti.
Some people add baking soda to cut the acid but I prefer to add a small bit of sugar instead.