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4.83 from 17 votes

Tomato Sauce Recipe

A homemade tomato sauce that tastes like the sauce you remember from childhood.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time3 hrs
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: Australian
Keyword: ketchup, tomato sauce
Servings: 20 portions
Calories: 23kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 kilos tomatoes roughly chopped
  • 2/3 cup white wine vinegar
  • 3 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 cup caster sugar
  • 1 clove garlic sliced thinly
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger grated (or 1/4 teaspoon ground dried ginger)
  • 1/2 teaspoon whole cloves (or 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves)
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice (ground)
  • 3 teaspoons black peppercorns
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients in a large saucepan and bring to the boil, stirring.
  • Simmer for 3 hours, covered and stirring from time to time.
  • Watch the video above in the post to see the consistency of the tomato sauce once cooked. If the sauce hasn't achieved the desired consistency, continue to simmer uncovered until it reaches the preferred consistency.
  • Strain half of the mixture through a coarse sieve into a bowl, and then the other half. Use a spoon to push sauce through the sieve and extract as much liquid as possible. Discard solids.
  • Pour hot mixture into a medium-sized sterilised bottle and seal.
  • Store in a cool and dark place. Once opened, store in the fridge.

Video

Notes

Makes 400–500 ml. Double, triple or increase quantities in recipe to make a larger batch of sauce.

Nutrition

Calories: 23kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 350mg | Potassium: 12mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 9IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg