I've cooked the original tomato sauce as a base for pizzas numerous times & its delish! Was making another batch so decided to prep extra for our pasta dinner.
Ingredients (serves 1 toddler + 2 adults):
150g onions, peeled & halved
1 clove of garlic
60g of organic extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
1kg of fresh cherry tomatoes
1 1/4 tsp of dried basil1 1/4 tsp of organic raw sugar
1/2 tsp of pink Himalayan salt
250g of minced pork150g (pre-cooked) of desired pasta, cooked to al-dente then rinse lightly with room temp water
50g of frozen organic peas
1. Add in onions, garlic & EVOO into Thermomix mixing bowl then chop 5s / Speed 5 followed by sauté 7mins / 120°C / Speed 1.
2. Add tomatoes, basil, sugar & salt then chop 15s / Speed 5.
3. Cook 30mins / 100°C / Speed 2. Keep half for future usage (base for pizzas, vegs etc).
4. Pour in minced pork, cooked pasta & peas then cook 3mins / 100°C / Reverse / Speed 1.
For non-Thermomix readers, you can still tweak the prepaprtions by either chopping the ingredients manually or using a normal blender. Follow the steps but simmer over low heat in a wok or pot on the stove. Stir occasionally & when sauce has thickened, stir more frequently to prevent it from getting burnt.
It's been awhile since I cooked tomato-based pasta for BB so he kinda finished his portion in record time..lolz! A keeper for sure <3
Before having my TherMe, I used to prep the pasta sauce in my Avent Steamer & Blender. Due to size constraints, I'm unable to do larger quantities. Furthermore, this definitely tastes more fragrant due to the sautéing of ingredients as compared to just plain steaming.