Sweet Tomato Sauce

Perfect for polenta or pizza.


1 can (14.5 oz) whole peeled tomatoes
¼ cup olive oil
1 onion, peeled and halved
1 can (15 oz) tomato sauce
1 oz Pecorino Romano cheese
1½ tbsp sugar
¾ tsp salt
½ tsp garlic powder or minced garlic

Process tomatoes and their juice in blender until smooth, about 30 seconds. Heat 1 tbsp oil in large saucepan over medium heat until shimmering. Add onion, cut side down and cook without moving until lightly browned, about 4 minutes. Add pureed tomatoes, tomato sauce, Pecorino, sugar, salt, garlic powder and remaining 3 tbsp oil. Bring mixture to boil, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until sauce is slightly thickened, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat, discard onion, cover and keep warm.