You guys! This is the easiest nomato sauce … try it! The reason that I decided to develop a nomato sauce was part of an attempt to recreate a recipe that my Mom called “slum” which uses tomatoes.
How to make “slumgullion”
My Mom would saute onion, fry up ground beef, add canned tomatoes, salt and pepper and let it cook down until it was no longer runny. Then she used the “slum” to top mashed potatoes. Why “slum”? It is short for “slumgullion” which is basically a dish made with ground meat, tomatoes, onion and, in some cases, pasta … who knew? Certainly not me!
“Slum” doesn’t sound amazing but it does bring back memories of my childhood so I set about making my own nomato sauce to use in “slum”. I wanted to make a big batch which I could freeze but my highest priority was to make this easy.
My nomato sauce is really tasty and the “slum” is good but doesn’t taste like the “slum” that I remember. Sorry Mom, some things just don’t translate well to the autoimmune protocol … sigh.
Use this nomato sauce as the base for a spaghetti sauce
What I really made was the beginnings of a yummy spaghetti sauce. This nomato sauce is a great base for spaghetti sauce which you can then use to top spiralized zucchini “noodles”, spaghetti squash “noodles” or as “tomato” sauce on pizza.
The importance of a food processor
All of us lead busy lives so reducing the time you spend in food prep is a priority. Use a food processor whenever and wherever you possibly can. Don’t have one? Try the thrift shops (thrift stores or charity shops, Oxfam shops or op shops depending on where you live). A few years ago Costco was clearing out a Braun food processor that was no longer being made so I grabbed one … well, I actually grabbed two … one for me and one for my son. It is not high end (cost $34.95 I think) but it has saved me countless hours in the kitchen.
Food to Heal Ourselves
Yields 8 cups
Easy budget friendly nomato sauce which freezes well.
20 minPrep Time
25 minCook Time
45 minTotal Time
one large white sweet potato (2 1/2 cups)
1/2 pound beets diced (2 medium large)
4 large carrots diced (2 cups)
2 medium onions diced (1 1/2 cups)
3 stalks celery diced
3 tablespoons coconut oil
2 cloves garlic (minced)
3 teaspoons dried basil
2 cups bone broth
2 teaspoons fish sauce (optional)
salt to taste
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Roast the large sweet white potato until the flesh is soft when pierced with a fork (1 to 1 1/2 hours). Discard the skin. The sweet potato can be prepared the day before.
Using a food processor, process the beets, carrots, onions and celery in batches until diced.
Heat the coconut oil on medium heat and add the diced veggies.
Saute until cooked through (10 minutes or so).
Add the garlic and saute for a minute making sure that it doesn't brown.
Add the bone broth, fish sauce if using and spices and stir well.
Add the mashed white sweet potato and mix thoroughly.
Add salt to taste.
Let simmer for a further 15 minutes or so.
1. I haven't included the time spent in roasting the sweet potato since this can be done the day before and doesn't require any hands on time.
2. For convenience, freeze this sauce in one cup portions.
See this recipe on Phoenix Helix Recipe Roundtable #127.
Have you found a replacement for tomatoes? I would LOVE to hear about it.