1 Onion, finely chopped
3 Cloves garlic – pressed
3 Tins chopped tomatoes
170gm Red wine
1 Handful torn basil leaves
1 Tablsp Dried oregano
2 Teasp Mixed Italian herbs
2½ Tablsp Olive oil
1 Tablsp Tomato puree
1 Tablsp Tomato ketchup
1 Teasp sugar
Salt/ Black pepper to taste.
Heat the oil in a medium pan and add the onion and garlic. Stir over medium heat for about 4 minutes until soft – do not colour.
Pour in the wine, bring to a simmer and reduce by a half.
Add the tomatoes, basil, oregano, ketchup, purée, sugar and seasoning.
Stir to combine, cover with a lid and simmer for 30 minutes.
Add the mixed herbs and simmer for a further 10 minutes.
The sauce is now ready for use with your chosen recipes.