How to Make Tomato Sauce – 1 of the 5 Mother Sauces

Tomato sauce is one of the five mother sauces that every cook should know. This tomato sauce recipe is easy to make and all you need is a few basic ingredients and some patience. Whether using fresh or canned tomatoes, this method of cooking in the oven will give you the starter sauce to build on. Make it your own family marinara sauce by adding basil, oregano, mushrooms, sausage, beef and let it marinate – all day just like your grandmother did.

=== The 5 Mother Sauces ===
How to Make a Bechamel Sauce –
How to Make a Veloute Sauce –
How to Make a Hollandaise Sauce –
How to Make Tomato Sauce –

=== 🍽🍸🥩 RECIPE ===
2 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3 ounces (95 g) salt pork, diced
1 carrot, diced
1 stalk celery, diced
1 medium onion diced
2 cloves garlic, diced
1 sprig fresh thyme
1 bay leaf
2 – 28 ounce (794 g) cans crushed tomatoes
16 ounces (480 ml) beef stock (chicken or vegetable can be used)
Pinch sugar
Salt & Pepper

Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C)
In a large, oven proof skillet or pan, over medium heat, add the salt pork and butter, stirring occasionally until the fat begins to render (2 – 3 minutes).
Add the carrots, celery and onion, and cook, stirring frequently, until the vegetables are softened and translucent (5 – 7 minutes).
Add the flour, and stir to coat the vegetables. Continue to cook, stirring frequently until the flour starts to lightly brown. (around 5 minutes).
Add the thyme, bay leaf, garlic, tomatoes and stock. Season with salt, pepper and a pinch of sugar. Stir well to combine, and bring to a boil.
Once boiling, transfer to the oven and set the lid slightly askew. Cook in the oven for 90 minutes.
Remove from oven and retrieve the bay leaf and thyme sprig. Allow to cool slightly, then force through a fine meshed strainer or blend with an immersion blender until smooth.
Refrigerate for up to 3 days.

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=== 📑 CHAPTERS ===
00:00 About Today’s Episode
00:17 Tomato Sauce – 1 of the 5 Mother Sauces
00:31 What are Mother Sauces
01:26 It Starts with Butter and Salt Pork
02:47 Carrots, Celery and Onion
03:47 Adding Flour to Make a Roux
04:51 Adding Herbs
05:31 Crushed Tomatoes
06:04 Beef Stock
06:30 Salt, Pepper and Sugar
07:42 90 Minutes Later
08:16 Using a Stick Blender
08:53 What can this Sauce Become?
09:55 Social Media and Video Recommendations

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