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tomato sauce with onion and butter

a recipe by
Larry Bulger

Thanks to Marcella Hazan

serves 4
prep time 5 Min
cook time 45 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For tomato sauce with onion and butter

  • 2 lb
    ripe tomatoes (blanched, peeled and chopped) or 2 cups canned imported italian pum tomatoes, cut up with their juice
  • 4-5 Tbsp
  • 1
    medium onion, peeled and cut in half
  • salt
  • 1 lb
    pasta (spaghetti, penne, rigatoni)
  • freshly grated parmeggiano-reggiano cheese for the table

How To Make tomato sauce with onion and butter

  • 1
    Put either the prepared fresh tomatoes or the canned in a saucepan, add the butter, onion, and salt, and cook uncovered at a very slow, but steady simmer for 45 minutes, or until the fat floats free from the tomato.
  • 2
    Stir from time to time, mashing any large piece of tomato in the pan with the back of a wooden spoon.
  • 3
    Taste and correct for salt.
  • 4
    Discard the onion before tossing the sauce with pasta.