Homemade Pizza Sauce
16 cups tomatoes, peeled, cored and chopped
1 1/2 cups onions, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
3 bay leaves
2 TB basil
2 TB oregano
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1 TB white sugar
1 tsp. crushed red peppers
2 tsp. salt (adjusting to taste)
Saute onions and garlic for a few minutes until tender.
Add all ingredients to a large soup pot.
Bring to a boil and gently simmer for 2 hours or until sauce is reduced by half. After about 1 hour of cooking, I use my immersion blender and add additional seasonings if needed.
Place mixture in warm, sterilized jars. Wipe jar rims and add sterilized lids and rings that have been boiled.
Tip: I like to keep my sterilized jars on a cookie sheet in the oven at 200 degrees to keep them warm and guard against breaking.
Process in water bath or canning pressure cooker. We used a pressure cooker, please see instructions for your region for time and pressure.
When all jars have popped and sealed, store in cool room.
You can also freeze in zip lock bags :)