Recipe

Homemade Red Sauce

  • Yield: About 4 cups

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3/4 cup chopped yellow onions
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Pinch ground black pepper
  • 1 (28-ounce) can whole peeled tomatoes, broken into pieces and their juice
  • 1 (15-ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup dry red wine
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar

Directions

  • In a large heavy saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onions, garlic, salt, basil, oregano and black pepper, and cook, stirring, until soft, 5 minutes. Add the tomatoes, tomato sauce and paste, wine, water, and sugar, stir well, and bring to a simmer. Lower the heat to medium-low, and simmer uncovered until thick and fragrant, 30 to 40 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove from the heat, and use as needed.