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marinara sauce

a recipe by
Anywhere, AL

Grandmother's marinara sauce which I use in all my parmigiana recipes.

serves 8
prep time 30 Min
cook time 3 Hr
method Stove Top

Ingredients For marinara sauce

  • 2
    28 oz cans of italian crushed tomatoes
  • 1
    6 oz can of tomato paste
  • 3-4 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp
    oregano, dried
  • 2 Tbsp
    basil, dried
  • 1/3 c
  • 1 Tbsp
    salt, optional or to taste
  • 1 tsp
    ground black pepper, optional or to taste
  • 1/2 c
    red wine, optional
  • olive oil to cover bottom of dutch oven

How To Make marinara sauce

  • 1
    Put just enough olive oil to cover the bottom of a dutch oven or stock pot. Saute garlic until gently brown. Add tomato paste to oil and garlic and continue to gently saute for only a few minutes.
  • 2
    Add the Italian crushed tomatoes and all other dry ingredients (and wine if you are using it). Stir and bring to a boil. Lower heat to simmer, stirring occasionally to prevent sauce from sticking to the bottom.
  • 3
    Allow sauce to simmer for 3 hours. (You will have to continue to stir sauce to prevent burning). After 3 hours, remove sauce from heat and allow to cool. At this point you can refrigerate or freeze.
  • 4
    This sauce can easily be doubled or even tripled to make enough for several meals. Also, you can add meatballs, sausage, pork or beef while simmering and you will have a great meat sauce.

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