Famous Italian Tomato Sauce

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READY IN: 1hr 30mins
SERVES: 6-8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 4
    (14 ounce) cans italian-style peeled tomatoes, combine in a large bowl and crush with your hands
  • 2
    vidalia onions, large onions (chopped or sliced)
  • 1
    garlic head (chopped or sliced)
  • 1
    parmesan rind, buy a fresh chunk of parmesan cheese with rind still on, cut one-inch rind off of the block of parme
  • 1
    lb loose sweet Italian sausage
  • 1
    tablespoon Emeril's Original Essence (optional, but highly recommended)
  • 2
    tablespoons tomato paste, for a thicker, less watery sauce
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a large, tall, pot cover the bottom with about an inch of olive oil. (The more olive oil, the more the flavor will be distributed throughout the sauce). Heat on medium-low until slightly sizzling. (If temperature is too high, the garlic will burn too quickly).
  • Add the onions and garlic and cook until onions are clear and soft and the garlic is a light brown, stir frequently so garlic doesn't burn.
  • Add the hot and sweet sausage in separate little 1/4-inch balls and cook until browned, adding more olive oil as needed so that it doesn't burn, but still becomes brown.
  • Add hand-crushed tomatoes, rind of Parmesan cheese, Emeril's Essence, and tomato paste. Stir. Turn down heat to a low simmer.
  • Cover and let simmer for 1-4 hours. stirring occasionally. (The longer it simmers, the better the taste!).
  • Serve over any kind of pasta. Top with freshly-grated Parmesan.
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