1/4 or more cups of vegetable oil
1 Spanish onion diced
2 large cloves of garlic
5 lbs of tomatoes, chopped in the cuisinart
1 each red pepper, yellow pepper, orange pepper, diced
2 T. vegetable or chicken base
6 – 8 cups of water
10 sprigs of thyme
1 T. pink peppercorns
Leaves from 2 stems of basil
1 T. sugar
S&P to taste
Heat the oil in a deep pot. Add the onions and saute until soft. Add the garlic and stir for a minute just to brown it. Add everything but the salt pepper and sugar.
Simmer until soft and blended. Season with salt and pepper plus 1 T. of sugar or two.