Tomato sauce

Delicious Tomato sauce Recipe

This easy everyday version of tomato sauce makes five bottles!
Tomato sauce
Prep Time : 0:30 | Cook Time : 3:10 | Total Time : 3:40 | Serving : 1.25L person.


  • 2.5kg ripe tomatoes, coarsely chopped

  • 2 large brown onions, coarsely chopped

  • 2 teaspoons peppercorns

  • 1 teaspoon whole cloves

  • 1 teaspoon HoytÂ’s Pickling Spice

  • 500g white sugar

  • 425ml apple cider vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons salt

  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper


  • Step 1

    Place tomato and onion in a large saucepan over medium-low heat. Cover and bring to the boil, stirring often. Reduce heat to low. Simmer, covered, stirring occasionally, for 1 hour or until the tomato breaks down and is tender. Set aside for 10 minutes to cool.

  • Step 2

    Meanwhile, wrap the peppercorns, cloves and pickling spices in a 10cm piece of muslin and tie with unwaxed kitchen string to enclose.

  • Step 3

    Use a stick blender to blend tomato mixture until a coarse puree forms. Strain through a fine sieve into a large bowl, in batches, pressing to extract as much liquid as possible. Discard solids.

  • Step 4

    Return the tomato puree to a large, clean saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir in the sugar, vinegar, salt, cayenne pepper and spice pouch for 6 minutes or until sugar dissolves. Bring to a simmer, stirring often. Reduce heat to low. Simmer, stirring often, for 2 hours or until the sauce reduces and thickens.

  • Step 5

    Ladle the hot sauce into five 250ml (1 cup) tomato sauce bottles. Seal. Store in a cool, dark place out of direct sunlight until ready to use. Once opened, store in the fridge.

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