1Heat the oil in a heavy saucepan over medium heat and add the onion. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until the onion is soft and translucent. Add the garlic and continue cooking another 2 minutes.
2Add the tomatoes and bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat, and stir in the oregano, coriander, cumin, chipotle seasoning, salt, and sugar. Simmer the mixture for 20 minutes, or until the sauce has thickened slightly. Remove from the heat and cool for 10 minutes.
In this CHOW Tip, Spring Warren, author of The Quarter-Acre Farm, shows us that you don't need tomatoes to be in season to make a fresh-tasting tomato sauce.
How to Make Easy No-Cook Tomato Sauce
In the summer, tomatoes are at their best, but it's also hot out and not very fun to be stuck inside cooking over a hot stove. Using our No-Cook Tomato Sauce recipe, the CHOW Test Kitchen's Lisa Lavery shows you how to make a fast, fresh dinner where the only thing you'll need to cook is the pasta.
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Classic Tomato Soup
This comforting tomato soup is super easy and super delicious. Canned San Marzano tomatoes marry with soft, sautéed onions and garlic, a pinch of red pepper, and chicken broth to create a soothing, savory bowl. Finished with a bit of cream, this is begging for a grilled cheese sandwich on the side. But really, it tastes great with lots of things, as well as on its own (though a basil and Parmesan garnish doesn't hurt).
How to Core a Tomato
When you want to avoid the interior guck.
How to Peel Tomatoes
CHOW contributor Stephanie V.W. Lucianovic demonstrates a simple method to separate a tomato from its skin.