Tomato Sauce

Submitted by Stiney

This is an approximation of my mother's tomato sauce recipe, since she never makes it the same way twice.

Ingredients

  • 1 Meatballs (optional)
  • 2 large cans of crushed tomatoes
  • 3-4 garlic cloves, crushed and chopped
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1/2 can or 1/2 tube of tomato paste
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup of red wine
  • olive oil
  • 1-2 tsp oregano
  • 3-4 leaves basil, cut or broken
  • salt
  • pepper

Method

  1. Heat oil in bottom of large sauce pot used to make meatballs (if using) and saute onion and garlic with salt & pepper until soft. Add tomatoes, paste, red wine, oregano, basil, salt and pepper.
  2. Cover and cook for at least 1 hour, longer if adding meat like meatballs or sausage.
  3. *In place of paste you can use sugar. If using sugar don't add until sauce is almost cooked and then add a tsp at a time, stir and taste. It takes the bitterness out.

Cook's Notes

In place of tomato paste, you can use sugar, but don't add until the sauce is almost cooked and then add a tsp at a time, stir and taste. This is to take the bitterness out.

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