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mimi's spicy marinara sauce

Recipe by
Jean Goss
Beaumont, TX

Normally, I just buy a jar of marinara to use in my Italian dishes. Finally I was ready to give it a try to make fresh. After working with a few recipes and tweaking to my personal preference (aka hot and spicy), I have finally finished it! This sauce is a game-changer and so versatile for many Italian dishes...enjoy!

yield 6 serving(s)
prep time 5 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For mimi's spicy marinara sauce

  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1/2 md
    onion, minced
  • 2 Tbsp
    minced garlic, heaping
  • 1 Tbsp
    oregano, heaping
  • 4 md
    fresh tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 can
    rotel tomatoes
  • 2 Tbsp
    basil pesto
  • 2
    fresh lemon drop peppers, minced
  • salt to taste

How To Make mimi's spicy marinara sauce

  • 1
    Saute the onions and garlic in the olive oil.
  • 2
    Add the rest of the ingredients and simmer on a medium low heat. Render down to the consistency you would like. Careful salting, more liquid rendered out makes it more salty
  • 3
    Use in your favorite Italian dishes, pizza, lasagna, spaghetti/meatballs, Italian nachos, this sauce is a game-changer! Enjoy...

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