Homemade marinara prepared fast and tastes immeasurably better than even the best supermarket sauce.
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- 1Pour tomatoes into a large bowl and crush with your hands. Pour 1 cup water into can and slosh it around to get tomato juices. Reserve.
- 2In a large skillet (do not use a deep pot) over medium heat, heat the oil. When it is hot, add garlic.
- 3As soon as garlic is sizzling (do not let it brown), add the tomatoes, then the reserved tomato water. Add whole chile or red pepper flakes, oregano (if using) and salt. Stir.
- 4Place basil sprig, including stem, on the surface (like a flower). Let it wilt, then submerge in sauce. Simmer sauce until thickened and oil on surface is a deep orange, about 15 minutes. (If using oregano, taste sauce after 10 minutes of simmering, adding more salt and oregano as needed.) Discard basil and chile (if using).
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Nutritional Facts for Marinara Sauce
Serving Size: 1 (875 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 161.3
- Calories from Fat 124
- Total Fat 13.7 g
- Saturated Fat 1.9 g
- Cholesterol 0.0 mg
- Sodium 866.4 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 9.7 g
- Dietary Fiber 2.1 g
- Sugars 4.8 g
- Protein 1.9 g
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