This red robust sauce gets its color from my 2 secret ingredients. Ok, no secret anymore. But its due to the sun-dried tomatoes and the dash of dark paprika. Tomato sauce is a staple for me. I make a huge pot and then freeze it in individual family-size servings. When I’m ready to make anything that calls for tomato sauce or puree, I got it! Plus it’s great for making your own ketchup.
Whenever you need it, take it out of the freezer and let it thaw on the counter or set it in a saucepan and warm it up on low. Depending on your recipe, you spice it up accordingly. Those tomatoes sitting on your sink that are on the verge of destruction, throw them in the freezer. Soon you will have a collection for turning the batch into a super Basic Bold Tomato Sauce! You might have to cook the frozen tomatoes a little longer to evaporate the extra water they retain from being frozen, but it still taste great!