Fresh Tomato Sauce
8 tomatoes (ripe) 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1⁄2 cup onion (chopped) 1⁄2 cup green pepper (chopped) 1⁄4 cup carrot (thinly sliced, or shredded) 1⁄2 teaspoon oregano (dried) 1 teaspoon dried basil (dried) 2 teaspoons garlic (minced or 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder) pepper (to taste) 6 cups pasta (cooked) 6 tablespoons Parmesan cheese (grated)
1. Wash the ripe tomatoes. Cut out stem ends. Chop into small pieces and set aside in a large bowl.
2. In a large pan, heat the oil over medium high heat. Add onion, green pepper, carrots and garlic. Stir-fry until tender, about three minutes.
3. Add seasonings and tomatoes. Bring to a gentle boil.
4. Lower heat and simmer gently, uncovered, until tomatoes turn to a sauce, about 40 minutes. Serve over freshly cooked pasta.
Per recipe: $7.38
Per serving: $1.23
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