2 tbs olive oil 1/2 cup diced onions (I use frozen) 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 28-oz can whole peeled tomatoes 3 cups chicken or vegetable broth 2 bay leaves 1 tbs butter 1-2 tbs sugar (start with 1 tbs and add more to taste) 2 tsp dried basil
In a 4 qt pan, saute onions in olive oil for about 10 minutes. Add garlic and cook for about 30 seconds. Add tomatoes (do not drain), broth and bay leaves. Bring to a boil, then lower heat and simmer for 20 minutes. Remove bay leaves and add butter and sugar. Blend in small batches in a blender or use an immersion blender in the pan. Stir in basil.
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