With this extremely useful tomato pasta sauce in your kitchen, you are never far from a quick meal. It is great simply stirred through pasta, and even doubles as pizza sauce in a pinch. Once you have made one batch, you will wonder how you ever did without it.
I use one of those really large tins (2.5kg size) of tomatoes in this sauce. I purchase mine from my local Italian deli. If you cannot locate this size tin, substitute 3 x 800ml tins of tomatoes instead.
I know it looks like a large amount of olive oil, but trust me. You are not cooking a single meal (unless you have an extremely hungry family) so this amount of oil is necessary to saute all of the vegetables.
I can (bottle) this sauce in 500ml bottles, using standard canning practices.
You can also freeze this sauce in containers or zip lock bags.