Pizza-perfect homemade tomato sauce

By Rodney Bowers
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It's time to make comfort food the right way.



  • 100 milliliters good olive oil
  • 1 large sweet white or Spanish onion, diced rather fine
  • 6 garlic cloves, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 50 grams chopped fresh thyme leaves
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Basil stalks, cleaned, washed and tied
  • 2 ribs of celery peeled and shredded
  • 1 carrot, finely shredded
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 1 liter canned whole tomatoes, crushed by hand
  • Salt to taste


  1. Heat the olive oil, then add the onion, cooking for a few minutes or until translucent. Add the garlic afterward and cook for another minute or two.
  2. Add the thyme, basil, carrot, celery and bay leaf and cook five minutes, until the celery and carrot is quite soft.
  3. Add the tomatoes, honey and juice and bring to a boil, skim off any froth, and continuously stir. Lower the heat and simmer for about 30 minutes until thick. Salt to taste.

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