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Viva Las Vegas Tomato Sauce

  • Yield: About 3 cups


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped yellow onions
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped garlic
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground white pepper
  • 2 1/2 cups peeled and chopped tomatoes, with their juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1/2 cup Chicken Stock or
  • canned low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Pinch of sugar (optional)


  • Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onions, garlic, salt, and white pepper. Cook, stirring often, until the onions are softened, about 4 minutes. Add the tomatoes and basil. Cook,stirring often, for 5 minutes. Add the stock and black pepper. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for 2 minutes.
  • Add the sugar to balance the acidity if needed, and cook for 1 minute. This keeps for five days, refrigerated in an airtight container.