This sauce can be used as a pasta sauce or a meat or fish sauce.
You can make home made tomato sauces from tinned tomatoes and passata but this recipe uses fresh tomatoes, any variety you can get.
Here's how to make the basic sauce:-
Crush or finely chop 4-5 cloves of garlic
Thinly chop one large red onion
Chop approx 10 med sized tomatoes
(double if baby or small plum)
Throw it all into a large pan
Fry off on medium heat (no oil required)
Keep stirring so the tomatoes do not burn.
Add plenty of salt and pepper
Add 1 1/4 pint of boiling water
(it will reduce)
Add stock cube (chicken, fish or veg)
2 teaspoons of tomato purée
Bring to the boil then reduce to a simmer without a lid! Simmer for an hour (less if you are in a rush) keep topping up with water if it becomes to dry (remember its a sauce)
If the sauce is too thin add more purée and increase the heat for a short while whilst stirring.
ADDITIONAL IDEAS FOR THE SAUCE
Add a handful of fresh basil at the end
Add 1 or 2 teaspoons of chili flakes