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    Vegetarian Marinara Sauce

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    1 hr 5 mins

    15 mins

    50 mins

    William (Uncle Bill) Anatooskin's Note:

    After much experimentation, I came up with a very tasty vegetarian sauce that can be used with several types of foods. The spice and herb combination gives the sauce a delighful touch.

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    1. 1
      In a large frying pan, heat olive oil; add garlic, onions and saute' until onions are transparent, about 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
    2. 2
      Add diced sweet red pepper, diced green pepper and saute' for an additional 1 minute.
    3. 3
      Transfer mixture to a large heavy bottom cooking pot.
    4. 4
      Add diced carrots, canned mushrooms (including liquid), tomatoes (including liquid), tomato paste, oregano, dried basil, fresh basil, spicy Italian seasoning, bay leaves, celery, sugar, salt and black pepper Bring sauce to boil; reduce heat and simmer, partially covered for 40 minutes, stirring occasionally.
    5. 5
      Sauce should be smooth when cooked.
    6. 6
      Adjust seasonings to taste.
    7. 7
      Remove bay leaves and discard.
    8. 8
      Serve sauce over pasta or pasta with saute'ed fresh vegetables, chicken or veal.
    9. 9
      This sauce may be canned while it is hot.
    10. 10
      Follow canning instructions carefully.
    11. 11
      It also freezes well in plastic containers.
    12. 12
      If you desire a meat sauce, add 1 1/2 pounds of extra lean ground round; firstly fry ground round for about 5 minutes, discard any fat and add to sauce just after the tomatoes.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 02, 2002


      Being a vegetarian, I have to say this sauce was excellent! It is very easy to make with the help of my chopper. I had my family over and my Mom and sister really enjoyed this sauce. I will certainly make it again. Served with some crusty bread and a salad, it made a fulfilling meal. As for wine, I served it with a pink wine that is coded #3.

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    • on March 28, 2010


      Excellent. I didn't have all the basil, mushrooms or carrots on hand so I can't wait to try it next time with everything! I did add some chopped turkey pepperoni as well. Thanks for sharing!

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    • on November 14, 2009


      This is wonderful sauce, I had all the stuff on hand to make it, I had my canned jar of tomatoes with garlic, and onion in it so I saved myself like three steps. I did not use carrots, but oh it was lip smacking good.. Thanks so much.

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    Nutritional Facts for Vegetarian Marinara Sauce

    Serving Size: 1 (178 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 128.7
    Calories from Fat 52
    Total Fat 5.7 g
    Saturated Fat 0.8 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 759.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 18.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 4.8 g
    Sugars 9.2 g
    Protein 4.1 g

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