Tastes like it cooked all day - tomato sauce

Tastes Like It Cooked All Day - Tomato Sauce Recipe

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Sandra McBurney


I am Italian - so i am picky about tomato sauce.....but it doesnt have to take all day to make a good sauce - this is great for weeknights!!


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  • 1 1/8 can(s)
    diced tomatoes
  • 2 large
    cans tomato sauce (plain)
  • 1/2 c
    dried basil
  • 4
    beef bouillon cubes or 3 tsp beef base paste
  • 1/4 c
    garlic - minced
  • 1 c
    parmesan cheese - grated
  • 2 Tbsp
    oregano, dried
  • 1/4 c
    margarine (yes i said margarine)
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil, extra virgin

How to Make Tastes like it cooked all day - tomato sauce


  1. In a large stock pot, saute garlic in olive oil for about 3 to 5 minutes until just cooked. Add sauce, tomatoes, basil, cheese, oregano, beef base (or bouillon cubes) and cook for about an hour on medium-low, stirring often.
  2. Remove from the heat and add margarine. (I know this sounds odd - (but it cuts down on the acidic nature of the tomatoes and gives it very smooth taste!)

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Course/Dish: Other Sauces
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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