tomato sauce

Four Bean Chili

This is THE BEST comfort food, no guilt required. We make this in big batches (double or even triple the recipe) and freeze some so that we always have it on hand through the winter months. 


What You'll Need:

2 Tbsp olive oil

1 large onion, minced
2 cloves garlic, minced

2 jalapeno peppers, minced
2 tsp cider vinegar
1 15-oz can tomato sauce
1 15-oz can chopped tomatoes
4 cans beans, any variety, rinsed and drained*

1 can filtered water (just use an empty bean can, obvi)

2 Tbsp chili powder
2 tsp cumin
2 tsp oregano

1 tsp sea salt
1/2 c local honey

Saute onion and garlic in olive oil until aromatic. 

Add remaining ingredients, bring to a low simmer.

Cover and cook on low for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to marry.

Serves 6. Perfect topped with a light sprinkle of raw cheese, a dollop of sour cream or plain Greek yogurt.


I started making red sauce for our family a few years ago, and will never look back.  Most of what you will find in the grocery store is loaded with sugar, sodium and often times FUNK.  Super easy to make a big batch and freeze!  Learn the method to the madness below!

What You’ll Need:

3 Tbsp olive oil

2 medium onions, minced

8 cloves garlic, mince

2 (6 oz) cans of tomato paste, no salt or sugar added

¼ c red wine vinegar

4 (28 oz) cans tomatoes, no salt or sugar added 

1 tsp raw sugar

2 tsp Himalayan or sea salt

1/2 tsp ground black pepper

3 oz parmesan or other hard

cheese, shredded

½ c chopped fresh basil

Heat olive oil in a large soup pot over medium heat.  Add onion and garlic, sauté until aromatic.

Add tomato paste, vinegar, tomatoes, sugar, salt & pepper.  Stir, and allow to

simmer for 20 minutes or so.

Add cheese.  Cook on low for another 20 minutes or so.

Add basil. Remove from heat. Allow sauce to cool, and puree using either an immursion blender, traditional blender or food processor

Will keep in refrigerator for about a week.  To freeze, transfer to quart size freezer bags, date, and lay FLAT in your freezer to take up less space!

Makes approximately 12 cups of sauce.