Basic Tomato Sauce

1/2 tablespoon olive oil

1 red onion, finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced

4 medium ripe tomatoes, chopped
2 tablespoons tomato paste

1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon chili flakes (optional)
1/2 teaspoon sea salt

Serves 4
In a medium pan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Fry onions for a few minutes, then add minced garlic and fry for another few minutes. Stir in chopped tomatoes and tomato paste. Season with thyme, chili (optional), and sea salt. Cover with lid and simmer over low heat for about 15-20 minutes. Stir occasionally. Puree wit a blender to a smooth sauce or leave chunky.

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