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Recipe – Homemade Pizza Sauce Using Heirloom Tomatoes

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  • Author: Mavis Butterfield



8 pounds heirloom tomatoes
12 oz tomato paste
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, minced
2 bell peppers, chopped
1 mysterious hot pepper
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 teaspoons red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Toss all of the ingredients into a large crock pot {if you have OCD please take careful consideration to the placement of your tomatoes to best represent the color of your heirlooms}.
  2. Turn the crock pot on low and cook overnight for 8 hours to 10 hours.
  3. Remove lid and cool sauce for a bit.
  4. Run the sauce through a food mill or a Victorio food strainerto remove seeds and peels and any excess pulp.
  5. Pour 1 cup portions into freezer bags, and store in the freezer for later use.