Quick tomato sauce

Photographer: Emma

This is a seriously quick tomato sauce that can be served with mussel fritters (which I am posting in a couple of days) as well as red meat or sausages in bread.  It can be simmering away in the background while you concentrate on the heart of your meal. 


1 onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 can crushed tomatoes
1 tbsp white red wine vinegar*
1 tbsp brown sugar
Salt and pepper


1. Combine tomatoes, onion and garlic in a frypan and sauté for 20 minutes or until the mixture has reduced and thickened.
2. Add the vinegar and sugar and continue to cook for another 10 minutes.
3. Season with salt and pepper.
*You can also use white wine vinegar or balsamic vinegar.