Tomato Sauce

From The Campolucci-Bordi Family in Southport (Mario the best Italian chef in the World).

Serves 4. Cooking time: 2 hours.


  • One halved onion (with skin)
  • One medium carrot (unpeeled)
  • Stick of celery
  • 3 cans of tomatoes (chopped or whole) or 2 jars of pasatta
  • Glug olive oil
  • Seasoning (including a pinch of sugar)
  • Parmesan


  1. Heat in a sauce pan, the vegetables and olive oil on a medium heat.
  2. When they brown off a bit add in the tomatoes and seasoning.
  3. As soon as the sauce in the pan goes all volcanic turn the heat right down low.
  4. You want to give this sauce a good hour and a half, almost to when it starts to caramelize.
  5. Remove from the heat and discard the vegetables carefully with out losing the sauce.
  6. Serve with spaghetti (cooked as recommended on the pack) and grated parmesan.