AZ John - 6 years ago
Living in Arizona however being Italian from Boston's North End this is how to use the tomatoes for the sauce you can not buy. Begin with a huge stainless steel pot. At least 3 gallon. Dice a big yellow onion and chop at least 3-4 garlic cloves. Put 1/8 inch olive oil in the pot, put the onions and garlic into pan. Simmer on low heat until you smell the aroma. Add one small can of tomato paste and 14 ounces of water per each can of kitchen ready tomatoes you are going to use. We use 6 cans of tomatoes and 6 cans of paste. Stir vigorously with large wooden spoon until the paste is soupy. Add the rest of the tomatoes and 6 more ounces of water per cans of tomatoes. Add per taste a little parsley, basil, garlic salt, onion salt, regular salt and 4 tablespoons of sugar. The sugar cuts the acid of the tomatoes. Low heat for 6-7 hours stirring every I/2 hour. Add cooked meatballs, chicken, sausages and pork. after the time you set, turn off heat, cover the pan and let sit overnight on the cooktop. In the AM uncover and again simmer for 3-4 hours. It's done!!! We use the sauce that day and individually freeze the remaining in plastic containers for 8-10 more meals. ( Una vera bonta!) Divinely good.