in a 12 QT. pot heat olive oil on low to medium heat, add onions and when they start to turn clear add garlic. let cook for a few min. do not let garlic brown.
in a blender put whole tomatoes, one can at a time in and blend 3 seconds,add to pot and stir. add tomato paste, and as you emty each can fill with water and add,this gives you 18 oz of water.
now add salt, parsley, black pepper, red pepper and stir. once everything seems mixed add pork and (braciole and meat balls optional)now stir lightly so nothing sticks ( every 15 min) for 4 hours. your house will smell amazing.
IF you can ...and i cant... let it cool and reheat it the next day which would be sunday (sunday gravy)this gives the best flavor