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Rather than buying a 'tomato sauce' or something close, you might just make your owns sauce from fresh tomatoes. This will inevitably improve the quality of the sauce and the chili.
Tell your friend to buy around a 450g jar of passata. This is finely crushed, sieved tomatoes. It comes plain, or most supermarkets carry versions with onions, basil etc. Tomato puree is an entirely different thing and I wouldn't go down that route. There are also various pre-made tomato sauce jars available from the likes of brands like Dolmio that have ...
I made a tomato broth as the recipe called for and loved the taste, but it was thin as broth should be and I just wanted something thicker with more body. So I added a 6 oz can of tomato paste, 1/2 cup of cream and another pinch of salt and white pepper to the 2 1/2 cups of tomato broth I had already made. It worked out perfectly! it was thick and creamy ...
Most savory cooking simply isn't exact enough to worry about this in any level of detail. Tomatoes are extremely high in water to start with, even whole, about 94%. Savory recipes can be adjusted easily by adding liquid or reducing in most cases, if it does matter. Simply use the entire weight of the can content in substitution for the weight of fresh ...
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