Mario Batali's Basic Tomato Sauce
Mario Batali's At-Home Comfort Food
Make this recipe from Mario Batali the starting point for all your Italian meals.
This sauce holds one week in the refrigerator or up to six months in the freezer.
In a 3-quart saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook until soft and light golden brown, about 8 to 10 minutes.
Add the thyme and carrot and cook 5 minutes more, until the carrot is quite soft.
Add the tomatoes and juice and bring to a boil, stirring often. Lower the heat and simmer for 30 minutes until as thick as hot cereal.
Season with salt and serve.
Recipe copyright 2005, Mario Batali from his cookbook, "Molto Italiano : 327 Simple Italian Recipes to Cook at Home"