Handcrafted Marinara Sauce

Handcrafted Marinara Sauce

I won’t lie, making pasta sauce from scratch to can is time-consuming. It’ll have you wondering why you are standing there, sweating…when you could just drive to the store and buy it. Right? But….it is worth it. You know what goes into it. No thickeners, no stabilizers, no gums. No preservatives. Canned in glass jars, Ball lids are BPA free now as well. But most of all, it is the flavor! Store bought will never be this good. And if you grew the produce, even better.

Ingredients

  • 12 pound ripe tomatoes
  • 3 Tbsp packed brown sugar
  • 4 tsp fine sea salt
  • 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cups lightly packed fresh basil leaves, torn
  • 1 Tbsp red pepper flakes (optional, can use less as well)
  • 6 to 7 Tbsp lemon juice, bottled only
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