The fall and winter months are a great time to spend time in the kitchen, filling the house with delicious smells. There is something comforting about a warm kitchen and a house smelling of delicious food when it’s cold outside. Recipes that can be frozen and used throughout the season are great for cold weather cooking days.
This super easy marinara recipe makes a lot and can be frozen, so you’ve got home-made sauce whenever you want it. This is a perfect recipe to make when you’re spending the day inside.
Easiest organic marinara sauce
Makes approximately 4 quarts
- 1 ½ large organic yellow onion, diced
- 4 – 28oz cans organic crushed tomatoes
- 4-6 leaves fresh organic basil, sliced
- 1 Tbsp. dried organic basil
- 1 Tbsp. dried organic oregano
- 5 – 8 organic garlic cloves, finely sliced or grated
- 2 small organic bell peppers – yellow & green, diced
- ¼ cup organic olive oil
- 2-3 Tbsp organic balsamic vinegar
- Sea salt & fresh ground pepper to taste
Heat large stock pot on medium heat; add olive oil, onions and sprinkle of salt. Cook 5-7 minutes, add bell peppers & garlic; cook, stirring occasionally until onions are translucent and peppers are soft. Add garlic. Reduce heat. Add canned tomatoes slowly, then return heat to medium; season with oregano & basil. Cover 15 minutes. When heated through taste for seasoning. Finish with vinegar & fresh basil. Turn off heat. Serve immediately or transfer to freezer safe containers to freeze. Enjoy!