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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.

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stevehet March 14, 2011

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!

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Minda3 January 03, 2011

Amazing! Very impressed. I used canned crushed tomatoes instead of whole, added a bay leaf to the sauce while it was simmering and added a pinch of oregano. I will definitely make this again!

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eternalchaos78 August 10, 2015

I made this for dinner last night and it was delicious! It received great recipes Al around from my family. I followed the recipe exactly except I used crushed tomatoes, only because I grabbed the wrong can at the store. I let the sauce simmer for an hour and a half which I think was the right amount of time. I'm having the leftovers for lunch!

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aparisi139 June 26, 2015

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

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ChefDLH March 20, 2014

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!

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~*Audra*~ February 26, 2014

Excellent sauce! I did add some sauteed mushrooms 'cuz I love them!

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Cooking and Grinning January 17, 2014

Very nice rich and tomato-ey sauce! I added sliced mushrooms and meatballs. Deeeeelish spaghetti sauce!

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ms.susan October 11, 2009

i ab-sooo-lut-ly LOVE this recipe......now make huge batches of it and freeze it for the "other half" for when he's "home alone fending for himself".....He Loves it...ive added mascarpone to some batches which worked brilliant....and tinkered with different herbs (whatever is lurking in the cupboard.....its Truly a great find on the internet for me...so simple but yet so Lush....

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budgie November 13, 2015

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 ......

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Sally C. April 13, 2015
Pasta Sauce #1