Homemade Tomato Sauce

This takes a looooong time to make, but it definitely worth the effort.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time1 hour 50 minutes
Total Time2 hours
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American
Servings: 100 servings (at least)
Calories: 15kcal


  • 900 g tomatoes
  • 225 g shallots
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 cm fresh root ginger
  • 150 ml cider vinegar
  • 40 g soft brown sugar any kind of sugar will work well
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp paprika


  • Roughly chop the tomatoes, shallots, ginger, and garlic.
  • Make the pieces fairly small so it cook quicker.
  • Place the chopped vegetables into a pot and slowly bring to the boil, stirring frequently.
  • Reduce the heat, cover the pot and simmer for 20 minutes, remembering to stir frequently.
  • When the shallots are tender spoon mixture into a sieve, push it through using the back of a spoon.
  • OR you could save an hour and use a blender!
  • Put blended puree back into the pan, return to a boil then simmer and stir for 45 mins or until it's reduced by half.
  • Add the vinegar, sugar, sal and paprika to the pot, stir and simmer for another 45min.
  • At the end of the last simmering session it should be thicker than when you started. It will thicken more as it cools down.
  • Move to a suitable container and use within 2 months.
  • Store it in the fridge.


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