~Italian Tomato Sauce

PREP: 15 min.
COOK: 60, medium temp
MEDIUM NON-STICK SAUCE PAN
SERVES: 4
INGREDIENTS
TOMATOES, 1 1/2 lbs fresh ripe
ONION, 1/2 cup finely chopped
GARLIC, 2 cloves crushed
SUGAR, 1 tsp
BASIL, 3 stems fresh
RED WINE VINEGAR, dash
SALT and PEPPER to taste
INSTRUCTIONS
1. Drop TOMATOES into a pan of boiling water for about 1 minute until the skins split. Lift out and peel, then chop roughly.
2. Saute ONION on medium-low heat about 5 minutes until translucent but not brown. Add GARLIC and cook 2 more minutes.
3. Add peeled TOMATOES breaking them up with a wooden spoon, then add 1 tsp SUGAR, dash of RED-WINE VINEGAR, and 3 BASIL STEMS (save the leaves). Season lightly with SALT and ground BLACK PEPPER.
4. Bring to a simmer, then turn down the heat and simmer 45 minutes, stirring occasionally. Test the seasoning, add the roughly-torn BASIL LEAVES before serving.