Tomato sauce

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Old Food

Old Food

By Jill Dupleix

Published 1998

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‘Congratulations,’ he said, when I first made this sauce. ‘You’ve succeeded in making something that tastes a lot like Heinz Tomato Sauce’. ‘Goody’. I replied, ‘That makes it perfect for my cabbage rolls and meat loaf.’


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 celery stalk, chopped


Heat oil and fry onion, celery and carrot for 10 minutes. Sprinkle with flour, and cook over gentle heat, stirring and scraping with a wooden spoon, until flour is lightly browned. Add a little of the chicken broth, stirring well, then slowly add remaining chicken broth, stirring constantly. Add tomato pulp or tomatoes, tomato paste and sugar and bring to the boil, stirring. Reduce heat and sim