1 hr 5 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.
My Private Note
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- 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 6 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 large onion, chopped small
- 1 large sweet red pepper, seeded and diced
- 1 large green pepper, seeded and diced
- 3 medium carrots, peeled and diced
- 10 ounces canned mushrooms (bits & pieces, also use liquid)
- 28 fluid ounces canned plum tomatoes, inlcude liquid
- 6 fluid ounces tomato paste
- 1 tablespoon dried oregano
- 1 tablespoon dried basil
- 4 tablespoons finely chopped fresh basil
- 1 tablespoon spicy italian seasoning
- 3 large bay leaves
- 3 large celery ribs, chopped small
- 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1In a large frying pan, heat olive oil; add garlic, onions and saute' until onions are transparent, about 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
- 2Add diced sweet red pepper, diced green pepper and saute' for an additional 1 minute.
- 3Transfer mixture to a large heavy bottom cooking pot.
- 4Add 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.
- 5Sauce should be smooth when cooked.
- 6Adjust seasonings to taste.
- 7Remove bay leaves and discard.
- 8Serve sauce over pasta or pasta with saute'ed fresh vegetables, chicken or veal.
- 9This sauce may be canned while it is hot.
- 10Follow canning instructions carefully.
- 11It also freezes well in plastic containers.
- 12If 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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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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