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How to make it

  • In a 3-4 quart stainless-steel saucepan, heat the 3 tablespoons of olive oil and cook the finely chopped onions in it over medium heat, stirring frequently, for 7-8 minutes. When the onions are soft and transparent but are not brown, add the tablespoon of finely chopped garlic and cook for another 1-2 minutes, stirring constantly. Then stir in the coursely chopped tomatoes and their liquid, the tomato paste, oregano, basil, bay leaf, sugar, salt and a few grindings of black pepper. Bring the sauce to a boil, turn the heat to very low and simmer uncovered, stirring occasionally, for about 1 hour.
  • When finished, the sauce should be thick and fairly smooth. Remove the bay leaf. Taste and season the sauce with salt and freshly ground black pepper. If you wish a smoother texture, pur'ee the sauce through a food mill, I use my stick blender.

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  • dianabr 10 years ago
    This is also quite similar to the one I make. The addition of the sugar really makes a difference, although I only use about half a teaspoon. Still, I'm definitely going to try this one. Thanks, Dandelion!
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  • shirleyoma 10 years ago
    Close to mine, but I think your's is better.. gonna use yours!! Sounds so good! Thanks for the post!
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