Maria's Quantity Tomato Sauce


  • 28 lbs. fresh picked tomatoes
  • 1 large bag fresh basil
  • 1 large head garlic, cloves unpeeled
  • 2 onions, chunks
  • 1 cup sugar, or to taste
  • salt, to taste
  • dried red chile pepper, to taste


  • Use a 20 quart pot; non-reactive. Smash tomatoes with hands into pot and add large bag of basil leaves, garlic, onion, salt, red chile pepper, and sugar. Cook and reduce in pot by about 4" for 3-4 hours. Can in mason jars.


  • Description:
  • "This is Liza's mom's special delicious tomato sauce that she
  • cans.......mmmmmmmmmm."