Sauce: Home-Style Tomato Sauce

posted by Gail1935 05-08-102 8:02 AM

Home-Style Tomato Sauce (Diabetic)
(makes 2 quarts)

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.

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)

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