4 medium onions
1 1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup olive oil
4 garlic cloves, minced
12 cups chopped, fresh tomatoes
3 bay leaves
4 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
2 cans (6 ounces) tomato paste
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
In large kettle, saute the onions and pepper in oil until onions are tender. Add garlic, tomatoes, bay leaves, salt, oregano and basil.
Simmer for 2 hours, stirring occasionally. Add tomato paste and brown sugar and simmer for 1 hour longer.
Remove bay leaves and serve or freeze.
The tomatoes do not need to be peeled, but instead the sauce can be run through a foodmill after the sauce is completed.