Grandmas Marinara SauceFrom chef_irish 7 years ago
- 2 28-oz cans crushed tomatoes, or whole plum tomatoes that you crush by hand shopping list
- 1 28-oz can tomato sauce shopping list
- 3 Tablespoons tomato paste shopping list
- 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil - Enough to coat the bottom of the pan shopping list
- 1 medium onion, finely diced shopping list
- 4 cloves garlic, finely minced shopping list
- 2 Tablespoons chopped Italian parsley shopping list
- ¼ cup finely chopped fresh sweet basil or 2 Tablespoons dried basil (italian seasoning is alternative for sweet basil) shopping list
- 1/2 medium carrot, finely shredded shopping list
- 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes. (Optional) shopping list
- 1 Bay Leaf. Remove before serving shopping list
- 1 cup semi-sweet white wine. (Alternative to carrots or sugar) shopping list
How to make it
- Saute the onion and garlic in the olive oil over medium heat until softened, but not browned. Add the crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato paste, parsley, your choice of seasonings, carrots, bay leaf and wine if you prefer to use it. Bring to a boil and then quickly lower to a gentle simmer. Stir occasionally for about 30 minutes.
- You may substitute whole, peeled fresh Roma tomatoes when they are in season. Watch out for high sodium content in the lesser quality brands of canned tomatoes.
- As soon as the mixture begins to simmer, you may then add cooked meatballs, italian sausage or whatever meat you prefer. They enhance the flavor of the sauce.
- Only Let Simmer Another 15 - 20 minutes with the meat...then serve!
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very nice too yummmmm
thank you .....
tinkminitindel in THE HEART OF THE WINE COUNTRY loved it
I've tried to make Marina sauce before, and have been very disappointed. This sounds like a good recipe. Will save it for a try. Thanks.rottman in Nottingham loved it
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