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Home-Style Tomato Sauce
Per 1/2 cup serving: 42 calories (0 calories from fat), 2 g protein, 0 total fat (0 saturated fat), 8 g carbohydrates, 1 g dietary fiber, 0 cholesterol, 117 mg sodium Diabetic exchanges: 1/2 carbohydrate (1 1/2 vegetable)
Serves: 2 quarts
Prep Time: 0 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes


1 28-ounce (840 g) can no-salt-added crushed tomatoes
3 6-ounce (180 g) cans tomato paste
3/4 pound)360 g) plum tomatoes, chopped
1 1/2 cups (360 ml) water
3/4 cup (180 ml) dry red wine, or 98% fat-free, no-salt-added canned beef broth
1/2 cup (80 g) chopped onion
2 large cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tablespoon (7.5 ml) crushed dried oregano
2 large bay leaves
1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) freshly ground pepper
salt, (optional)

To make the sauce: In a large heavy pot, combine the sauce ingredients. Bring to a boil over high heat; reduce heat to a slow simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, for 30 minutes.
Discard bay leaves. Divide sauce in half. Use each half as directed in recipes below or transfer into 2-cup plastic freezer containers. Label and freeze until firm.