America's Test Kitchen tackles tomato sauce.
Learn how to make a flavorful tomato sauce any time of the year. We explain why the best meatless sauces are also the fastest—and better than anything that comes out of a jar.
In our tomato sauce, we're looking for nice mix of tastes: acid plus sweet, with some salt and sour in there, too. So how does this phenomenon work? How do you taste tastes?
How do you get robust meaty flavor and thick, rich texture into a basic tomato sauce? We tested eight cuts of meat and found that ribs make the most flavorful sauce.
Extensive testing uncovered the secrets of a quick-cooked fresh tomato sauce that is both hearty and brightly flavored.
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