Fancy Tomato Sauce

2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup chopped onion
1  clove garlic, finely chopped
1/2  green bell pepper, diced
1  bay leaf
1/4 cup tomato juice
1/8 teaspoon celery salt
1/8 teaspoon rosemary, ground
1/8 teaspoon thyme, ground
1/4 teaspoon oregano, ground
1/4 teaspoon basil, ground
1/4 cup tomato paste
Heat oil and sauté onion and garlic until tender. Add pepper, bay leaf, and tomato juice. Simmer for 15 minutes.

Mix together celery salt, rosemary, thyme, oregano, and basil. Add to sauce along with tomato paste. Simmer for 20 minutes.

Ease of Preparation: Moderate

Preparation Time: 40 min

Cook Time: 40 min

Servings: 1/2 cup

From: Frontier Files

Chef Suggestions
This sauce is good on pasta or in casseroles.