Flashback Friday Italian Tomato Sauce

 Italian Tomato Sauce is one of the first recipes I adapted for A Solitary Feast and one of my favorites of the 440 recipes I have adapted.  I use it for spaghetti sauce, lasagna and any where a cooked tomato sauce is called for.

Italian Tomato Sauce

Adapted from The Moosewood Cookbook
1 TBS olive oil
1 cup onion, chopped
½ medium green bell pepper, chopped
1 tsp basil
½ tsp oregano
½ tsp thyme
1 (14 oz.) can diced tomatoes
1 ½ TBS honey, use an equal amount of white or brown sugar to make the sauce vegan
3 TBS Tomato paste
Salt and pepper

Heat olive oil in a small sauce pan or skillet. Add onion, bell pepper, herbs and salt. Sauté over medium heat until the onion is very soft, 8 to 10 minutes. Add the tomatoes, tomato paste, honey and black pepper. Use a spoon to break up the tomatoes into bite sized pieces. Bring to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer, partially covered, for 20 minutes. 

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