I absolutely love tomato sauce and have it nearly every day, so I've been using a "diet" option for a while, but that's still loaded with sugar and far too many preservatives. This has been my most exciting clean eating recipe for me and it's basically fool "in the kitchen" proof.
1 box chopped tomato (avoid tinned products)
1/2 cup of water
1 clove garlic or 1 teaspoon chopped garlic
5 pitted dates (or a tablespoon maple syrup)
4 tablespoon apple cider vinegar (pure)
1 teaspoon all spice mix
1 teaspoon clove
1 teaspoon paprika
pinch of salt & pepper
Heat a pot, then turn it to low just before adding ingredients
Add water first, to heat up a bit and then add the tomato.
Add all the other ingredients and let it cook slowly for 20 mins (stir every few minutes)
Don't worry about the chunky bits until late end.
The sauce should thicken, but don't over cook it if it seems too runny.
After 20 minutes, take pot off the stove and let it cool to room temperature
Throw the mixture into a blender and blend well.
If it's too runny, add a small tin of tomato paste (make sure it doesn't have sugar or preservatives) and blend again
I kept some in a jar, in the fridge, as it lasts about 3 to 4 weeks and I froze the rest in ice tray portions.
Let me know!