Mewi's Tomato Sauce

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Mewi's Tomato Sauce is a basic tomato based sauce and extremely simple to make. There are great amounts of tomato varieties grown for many different cooking purposes around the world.

The consumption of tomatoes are believed to benefit the heart among other things and contains one of the most powerful natural antioxidants.

Mewi's Tomato Sauce is filled with vitamins, such as vitamin A and C and it will make an amazing healthy recipe for you to try

This recipe serves up to 8 people.

INGREDIENTS:

- 3 tbsp (45 ml) Olive oil
- 3 Onions, chopped into very small pieces
- 4 Cloves of garlic, chopped into very small pieces
- 1kg (2 ½ lb) Ripe tomatoes, skinned, seeded and chopped into small chunks
- 400g (14 oz) Tin organic tomatoes
- 50 g (1 ¾ oz) Tomato purée
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 tsp sugar
- 150 ml (5 fl oz) red wine
- Salt*
- Powdered Black Pepper*
- Basil leaves*
- Parsley*

* This ingredient should be added according to each individual's taste but be sure not to use too much of it.

COOKING INSTRUCTIONS:

1) Heat the olive oil in a large, heavy-bottomed pan and sauté the onions; seasoning with the salt and sugar.
2) Once softened, add the garlic, the fresh and tinned tomatoes, the tomato pureé, bay leaves and red wine and then season with the powdered black pepper. As you cook, taste and add more salt if required.
3) Simmer for around 30 minutes, crashing the tomatoes with a slotted spoon while it is cooking.
4) Sprinkle with some basil and parsley and mix the ingredients well together.
5) Leave it to simmer for another 30 more minutes, making sure it does not stick to the pan. Taste and season as required and when ready, serve.

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