Smoky Bacon Tomato Sauce
  • CourseKids
Servings Prep Time
1litres of sauce 15minutes
Cook Time
35minutes
Servings Prep Time
1litres of sauce 15minutes
Cook Time
35minutes
Ingredients
  • 1 oniondiced
  • 2cloves of garlicminced
  • 1 celery stickdiced
  • 3 carrotsdiced
  • 1 red pepperdiced
  • 1 zucchinidiced
  • 2 tins of diced tomatoes800g
  • 2tablespoons of tomato paste
  • ¼ bunch of fresh basil or parsleychopped
  • ½cup of vegetable stockchicken broth or filtered water
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Olive oil or coconut oil for sautéing
  • 8slices bacon(preferably free range, preservative/nitrate free)
Instructions
  1. Pop your oil in a large saucepan and gently sauté the bacon and onion, until the bacon gets some colour and the onions softened a little.
  2. Add the garlic, carrot, celery, pepper and zucchini and stir through a couple of minutes.
  3. Add all the remaining ingredients except for the spinach and parsley and gently bring to a gentle boil, reduce to simmer and cook for about 30 minutes with the lid on until the vegetables are nice and soft.
  4. Turn off the heat, add the spinach and parsley, check for seasoning and give everything a mix through allowing the leaves to wilt.
  5. Allow to cool before blitzing with a hand-held blender or food processor until smooth.
  6. Store in individual portions (glass jars are perfect) in the fridge for a few days or unto three months in the freezer.