tomato sauce deconstructed

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It’s time to talk tomatoes – load up the truck with confidence at your local farm stand or grocery with this no-brainer of a tomato sauce recipe – talk about idiot proof!  With the seemingly endless varieties of tomatoes to choose from these days, you should have no problem amassing an amazing array to first admire, then annihilate. The method? Rinse, core, chop and pulse your prey into oblivion, and the amount is totally up to you – so here we go …

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1. First admire – these babies are tigerellas.

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2. And these are black crimson – gorgeous! Gotta hand it to Mother Nature!

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3. Now time to get busy – start with a rinse.

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4. And simply halve, quarter and halve the quarters, which would be eighths.

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5. Pile the eighths into a food processor.

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6. And well, process …

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7. Get your bags sorted. I use medium or quart-sized bags which will hold maybe 3+ cups, which leaves room for expansion.

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8. It helps immensely to place your bags in a container for support.

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9. Be sure to leave a couple of inches at the top for the sauce to expand after freezing.

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10. Seal and repeat.

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11. Lay the bags flat on a baking tray and place in the freezer. After they’re frozen you can stack ’em like books, or stack ’em like pancakes.

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