Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Making a homemade marinara sauce is so simple and easy to make. Sure you can
buy a jar sauce and it's good. But once you make your own sauce...it just seems
to make any Italian dish better. It makes a perfect base for your meatballs, spaghetti,
lasagna, every thing tastes better with homemade sauce.
This recipe makes a big batch and it freezes beautifully in airtight containers.
4 tablespoons olive oil
2 ( 28 ounce ) can crushed tomatoes ( san marzano )
1 ( 28 ounce ) can tomato sauce
1 ( 28 ounce ) can whole tomatoes, crush with hands
1 onion, chopped
7 cloves of garlic, minced
1/2 can of water
2 tablespoons tomato paste ( optional )
8 basil leaves, torn
1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
a dash of garlic powder and onion powder - optional
1) Heat olive oil in a large pot and cook onions until almost done and add your garlic
and cook for 1 minute, add tomato paste salt pepper and stir well. Add your tomatoes
and the rest of the ingredients and cook for 45 minutes. Taste and adjust your -
seasoning as needed.
Note - this would be great for Sunday " Gravy " aka sauce. Add your favorite
sausage, meatballs, or add meat for a great meat sauce. The sky is the limit.