The Perfect Pizza Sauce

People think making homemade spaghetti sauce and pizza sauce is so difficult that they turn to store bought, preserved junk. I prefer to can my sauces in the summer and enjoy freshly made sauces all year long. My recipe for the perfect pizza sauce is simple and delicious.

Pizza sauce should be thick, somewhere between a sauce and a paste. When you add meat and vegetables the fat and liquids tend to dilute the whole thing which leads to the tragedy of the cheese sliding off. This is a true tragedy that can be avoided!

You will be amazed how a few simple ingredients can truly make a difference. When I make this pizza, my friends all seem to show up at my house. I am not sure how this happens.

IngredientsHomemade Sauce
8 large tomatoes, diced
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon fresh basil (if using dried herbs, use half)
1 teaspoon fresh oregano (if using dried herbs, use half)
1 tablespoon julienned sun dried tomatoes
Pinch of sugar
Pinch of allspice
4 cloves of garlic, minced
½ teaspoon crushed red peppers

Combine all of the ingredients in a sauce pan and allow it to come up to a boil. Lower the heat to a simmer and let cook for 60 minutes. Check on it periodically to ensure it does not burn. Let cool and store in the fridge for up to a week. I free large batches and also can them.


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