I tin of tomatoes chopped if poss.
I OR 2 Cloves of Garlic
A teaspoon of sugar
Salt to taste.
Slowly heat olive oil in a wide pan, or frying pan.
Gently fry the crushed garlic, but do not allow to brown.
Add the tinned tomatoes – if they are whole use a scissors inside the tin to chop them up small
Add sugar, salt and a dash of pepper if you like it.
Be careful when adding the tomatoes to the oil as they will spatter everywhere.
Gently simmer to reduce the liquid for about 30-40 minutes.
The amounts can be increased, but use a maximum of 4 cans of toms, as it will take and age to reduce otherwise.
Fresh tomatoes can be used instead
If the recipe is increased, DO NOT increase the salt, sugar and garlic in the same proportion, otherwise the flavours will overpower the sauce. Increase them by half as much again.
Stir in your beans, or use it as a pasta sauce base.