Step: Add finely chopped onions and some salt to a pan with the olive oil
Step: Sweating the onions is important, as it releases the flavours, but don’t let it burn. Add in the chopped garlic.
Step: Cook for another minute or so and then add your tinned or freshly chopped tomatoes*.
Step: Once the tomatoes have been cooking for a few minutes add the roasted pepper and red wine or red wine vinegar. Cover and cook on a low heat for at least 15 minutes with the lid on.
Step: Do a taste test and add more salt and some pepper along with the Italian herbs or fresh basil. Pop the lid back on and cook for another 10 minutes (longer if you have time).
Step: Blend using a handheld blender or a food processor.