I usually don’t follow a recipe when I cook, so the last time I made this sauce I wrote everything down so I could share. This originally came from a recipe I found many years ago. Since then I have modified it substantially and it is now one of my favorite things to cook and eat. It is very easy; at its basics you throw a bunch of ingredients in a pot and let it cook for a while.
Dads: If you’re looking for something to make for your family Sunday dinner, this sauce is a great choice!
3 Tbsp. Olive Oil
1/2 Large Onion, Chopped
1 Tomato, Chopped
2 Cloves Garlic
1 8oz. Can Tomato Sauce
2 6oz. Cans Tomato Paste
2 6oz. Cans Water
1 1/2 Tbsp. Ground Black Pepper
1/2 Tbsp. Garlic Salt
2 Tbsp. Basil
2 Tbsp. Oregano
2 Bay Leaves
1/4 Tsp Crushed Red Pepper
1/4 Cup Sugar
1 lbs Ground Mild Italian Sausage, Ground Beef or Ground Turkey
Choice of Pasta
In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic. Saute for 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add can of tomato sauce, 2 cans of tomato paste and 2 cans of water. Stir well. Reduce heat to low. Add black pepper, garlic salt, basil, oregano, bay leaves, crushed red pepper and sugar. Stir well. Cover and cook on low heat for 2 hours, stir regularly.
After 2 hours brown the meat in a separate pan or skillet. Add browned meat and tomatoes to the sauce pot and stir well. Cover and cook on low an additional 3-4 hours, stir regularly.
Cook pasta per directions on box. Serve pasta and sauce with salad, garlic toast and a glass of red wine (optional, for adults only).
For the garlic: Get a garlic press, it’ll make your life easier!
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