Crabzilla's Spicy Chunky Garlicky Spaghetti Sauce

Recipe by Crabzilla
READY IN: 6hrs 20mins




  • Heat olive oil in a large, deep pot.
  • Saute onion, garlic, and mushrooms until soft and slightly browned.
  • Add basil, oregano, black pepper, salt, and crushed red pepper flakes.
  • Saute for an additional 10 minutes (estimate), stirring frequently, being careful not to burn the herbs.
  • Add all the canned tomatoes, tomato paste, stir real well, and bring to a boil.
  • Boil for about 10 minutes and use a potato masher to crush the whole tomatoes (they crush easily after being boiled).
  • Add red wine and continue to boil for another 2 minutes.
  • Turn down to a low simmer, and simmer for at least 6 hours, stirring now and then.
  • I usually put a lid on to partially cover the pot for the first 3 hours and then remove it for the last 3 hours to let the sauce reduce, it should end up a nice deep, rich red color.
  • Serve over your favorite pasta and fix up a nice green salad and crusty loaf of bread to make a complete meal.
  • Let sauce cool before freezing- can be frozen in whatever size portions you like using zip-lock freezer bags.