Tomato Vegetable soup/sauce base

Similar to Tomato Sauce with Pasta and Veggies

IMG_2480Checking the contents of the fridge, and since I haven’t made a soup type meal in a while, It would be a good idea to start with a vegetable based soup/sauce to use during the week. So I started dicing to a small, about 1/4 inch dice….. 

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green bell  pepper, celery, onions, red bell pepper, mushroom, under the knife, (I peel the onion after slicing). You can geek it up and arrange the diced veggies on a plate like a pie graph. (Learning to use the camera on a mini tripod and setting the timer to take the picture.)

IMG_2508 Close up view, isn’t digital photography wonderful ! Theirs no lack of film ! Instant gratification!

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I chose the stainless steel fry pan with about 2 tablespoons butter. The pan is hot but once the veggies are going turn down to a simmer just to soften as they will later cook  in the sauce.

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Started the base with frozen stock and there was about 1/2 can of tomatoes in the fridge, added, and set to a simmer.

IMG_2514 While everything’s percolating along, empty the dishwasher, gotta get my exercise!

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Added the sautéed veggies to the pot, I shaved about 1/2 of a frozen hot Italian sausage and diced for a bit of flavor. I don’t want to add any other meat to keep this sauce as flexible as possible for future use, lets say with chicken, sausage, beans or compliment with pasta or on a pizza shell . Hmmm over morning eggs would be great too. Just some crusty bread would be good right about now.

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 Are you ready for this ! How could I forget garlic!


The final product, like they say you should be here to smell this.

I sweetened it with some simple syrup, then salt and pepper, a bit of herbs and a pinch of spices, just a dash of a dry rub.

It’s somewhat on the thin side but could be simmered down depending on it’s use. Would make a hearty stew don’tcha think?

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