Excellent Marinara Sauce

Total Time
4hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 4 hrs

This comes from the net where it got rave reviews so I'm putting it here for safe keeping. Sounds very interesting, I haven't tried it yet but plan to very soon. If someone makes it before I do, please tell me how it works for you.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in a Dutch Oven over medium heat. Add chopped onions and 1 tablespoon sugar. Sauté onions for 30-45 minutes, or until sweet and caramelized.
  2. As the pan dries while onions are cooking, add red wine as needed. Once onions are done, continue to add the rest of the ingredients.
  3. Stir until well-combined. Simmer over low heat for 4-6 hours (you can simmer for less, but I would simmer for at least 1-2 hours). Stir often to keep the sauce from burning or getting overcooked.
  4. Makes about 9 cups of sauce.


Most Helpful

I thought this is a fantastic Maranar. I made it with my Chicken Parmesan and will never buy the jar maranar again. This was perfect. This recipe is written perfect and had great results. Thanks for a super recipe *Keeper* for me. (Made for PAC 08)

Vseward (Chef~V) April 29, 2008

This is a very good marinara sauce. I have been looking for a good one for quite some time and decided to try this one because the ingredients were broken down instead of just adding "Italian seasoning". I did not add the red wine because my family does not like when I cook with it. I did however add romano cheese. I simmered the sauce with meatballs for grinders and they came out better than any restaurant or sandwich shop. Good standard recipe with a lot of potential. Highly recommend!!

hunterhall_29 February 18, 2008

i havent made this but its very close to the one that i make and i always get great feedback when i make it for company.

buzzonesbirdie January 15, 2008

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