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Suzanne’s tomato pasta sauce

2 medium onions

5-6 cloves of garlic

2 carrots

5-6 mushrooms

1/2 red capsicum

1/2 green capsicum

1/2 yellow capsicum

1 stick of celery

1 apple

1 tin (400g) of tomatoes

1 bottle (680g) of passata

1 tablespoon of olive oil

1 tablespoon of dried basil

1 tablespoon of dried oregano

salt and black pepper

Peel and dice vegetables and apple.

Soften onion and garlic in olive oil for a few minutes. Add chopped carrots, capsicum, celery and mushrooms and soften for a further few minutes. Add tinned tomatoes, passata and finely chopped apple. Bring to the boil, cover and simmer on a low heat for 1 – 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally.

Add dried basil, dried oregano, a pinch of salt and black pepper during final 10 minutes of cooking. Adjust seasonings according to personal taste.

Blend to a smooth sauce with a hand blender before serving.

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