Simple Italian Tomato Sauce

Ingredients

Olive Oil (enough to coat the bottom of a pot)
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 teaspoon sugar
2 teaspoons salt
Pepper 6-10 good grinds
5 big leaves fresh basil (optional)

Preparation

1
Heat the pot over a medium heat
2
Add the olive oil to the pot
3
Add the garlic cloves and let them slowly get hot.
4
When they start to sizzle, turn them and press them down with a fork (don't brown)
5
Strain in tomatoes or break them up with your hands keeping the hard part out Stir in onion powder, sugar, salt and pepper
6
Simmer slowly, stir occasionally until the sauce is thick (will splatter out of the pot)
7
Add in the basil in the last 20 minutes or so of cooking (optional)
8
Four cans will take about 1 hour and 45 minutes on a low boil.

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The best thing about this sauce is that it can be made in advance and frozen and kept for a few months. The other thing I tell people is that once you "master" this basic sauce, it can be the foundation for many other tomato-based sauces - alla vodka, arrabiata, amatriciana....

Yield:

8 (or good for 2 boxes of pasta)

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Saturday, December 5, 2009 - 6:21am

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