Less is more, or so the saying goes, and this tomato sauce is a perfect example of that. Three ingredients: tomatoes, onion, and butter. Put in a pot, brought to a simmer, and occasionally stirred. I honestly can’t think of a more low maintenance recipe than this, and certainly not one with such wonderful results. I have read about this recipe on several of my favorite blogs but I was skeptical. I finally got around to trying it myself and now I can say that I agree with all the hype. Aside from the sheer ease and convenience of the recipe itself, the sauce smells incredible while it is simmering. (I half-joked with Ben that I wanted to skip yoga that night so I could just stand with my face over the pot, inhaling all the yummy smells. Om, indeed.) And of course once you get past the quick prep and the drool-worthy cooking smells, there is the actual taste of the sauce when it is finished. Somehow rich and light at the same time, the butter adds just the right something – a sort of smoothness that just makes it work.
I’ve tried many homemade sauce recipes. Most have been good, some were forgettable, but this my friends – this is the one. As much as I would love to make sauce from fresh tomatoes, they aren’t in season year-round, and now having found this recipe I am totally okay with that. I know, you’re wary. Can it really be that good? Made from canned tomatoes? No garlic, no basil? Well, just give it a try. I’m pretty sure you’ll love it. And hey, if you don’t? You’ve only wasted a couple minutes of your time and three ingredients. Don’t be tempted to dress it up with additional spices or fancy ingredients. The simplicity is what makes this work so well.