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I haven't made a lot of tomato-based pasta sauces from scratch, but this one was fantastic! I substituted crushed tomatos for the whole tomatoes. I made this with a slow cooker and it was perfect. I sauteed the red pepper, garlic and onions in a pan and then added it to the slow cooker later. I think the key to this recipe is to let the sauce simmer for as long as possible. It really lets the flavors combine. Also - crush the dry spices in your hand before you add them to the sauce. It helps bring out the natural oils in the spice.
I tried a few different pasta sauce recipes on here after my cookbooks went missing from our move 5 months ago. This one is my favorite! I add italian sausage or grd beef. Sometimes a litte wine if I have it. I also add a few more spices and just a sprinkle of pepper flakes. The chicken broth really makes a difference. Thanks for a great recipe! Defintely a keeper!
Very nice rich and tomato-ey sauce! I added sliced mushrooms and meatballs. Deeeeelish spaghetti sauce!
I have just made this today for our meal tonight and it is FABULOUS ? easy to make and absolutely delicious. I added some cooked pancetta and sliced cooked chicken at the end. It went down extremely well. I'll definitely make it again ......
Very nice sauce. The texture is great and it is tasty. It makes approx 4 cups sauce in case you are trying to sub in a recipe for jarred as I did. Definitely a people pleaser. We are glad we simmered this on the stove on a Sunday afternoon. We will make it again for recipes and for regular ole spaghetti. Thanks for posting MizEm. Enjoy! ChefDLH
Simple and delicious. I've been making this since I found it here years ago...and I always crush the tomatoes by hand. Wonderful. Thank you!
Excellent sauce! I did add some sauteed mushrooms 'cuz I love them!
i made this a few days before christmas since my mom was away... my dad LOVED IT which is something since he's hard to please. everyone did, my mom asked me for the recipe and my dad congratulated me.
i love the spicy flavor to this. i actually added more pepper flakes.
Nice and easy!