I used the tomatoes in the left sink to make stewed tomatoes (sorry, no pics or recipe because I forgot to take pics and can't find what I did with that recipe!). I used the tomatoes in the right sink for this recipe. It called for 30 pounds of tomatoes.....so I weighed them and it came out to 30 pounds exactly! Yes, Vickye, you were right! This is a tweaked version of the recipe Vickye gave me.....her recipe said to saute' the onions, garlic and bell peppers but I opted to not do that...you can if you want to!
BASIC SPAGHETTI SAUCE
Makes 72 Servings
1 Serving = 1/2 cup = 1 PointsPlus™
30 pounds of tomatoes
5 cloves of garlic, minced
1 1/2 cup green bell pepper, chopped
2 1/2 TBSP salt
2 tsp ground black pepper
2 TBSP Italian seasoning
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup olive oil
Wash tomatoes. Remove the skin, core & cut into quarters. Put these in a HUGE pot with all the other ingredients and bring to a boil.
Reduce heat and simmer until the liquid is reduced by @1/3 (or to your preference). Let cool completely. Bag & freeze (or you can 'can' them.....again, your preference).
I made 12 bags containing 3 cups each. I had less than a cup left after that so I put that in with some stuffed peppers that I made and froze.
Now you have the basic sauce so when you serve pasta, you can add mushrooms (which wouldn't add any PointsPlus™) ….... or you could saute' some low fat ground beef or turkey sausage, just don't forget to add PointsPlus™ if you do!
Now for the 'legal mumbo-jumbo' to keep me out of court!! *** The PointsPlus™ value for this recipe was calculated by me (Jan Gomes) and is not an endorsement or approval of this recipe by Weight Watchers International, Inc., the owner of the PointsPlus™ registered trademark. ***