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meatless spaghetti sauce

Recipe by
Francine Lizotte
Surrey South, BC

With fresh ingredients, this tasty sauce is loaded with goodness. It’s a great basic sauce when making other dishes.

yield 4 cup(s)
prep time 5 Min
cook time 1 Hr 10 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For meatless spaghetti sauce

  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1 c
    finely chopped white onions
  • 1 c
    finely chopped red peppers
  • 1 tsp
    ground Himalayan pink salt, or to taste, divided
  • 3 lg
    cloves garlic, pressed
  • 4 c
    tomato sauce such as marinara
  • 1 Tbsp
    tomato paste
  • 1 Tbsp
    brown sugar, such as Demerara
  • 1/4 c
    dry red wine
  • 1/2 tsp
    red pepper flakes, or to taste
  • 1 Tbsp
    Italian seasoning
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste (I always use mixed peppercorns)
  • 2 Tbsp
    freshly chopped parsley

How To Make meatless spaghetti sauce

  • 1
    In a large pot over medium, heat oil before adding white onions and red peppers; season with salt. Sauté the vegetables for 3 to 4 minutes.
  • 2
    Add pressed garlic and sauté it for only 1 minute.
  • 3
    Add the remaining ingredients, stir well and bring the mixture to a simmer.
  • 4
    Reduce the heat to medium-low and let it simmer for 1 hour, stirring occasionally. To prevent the tomato sauce from splashing everywhere, place the lid slightly ajar.
  • 5
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