In Search of the Ultimate Spaghetti/Pizza/Pasta Sauce

Recipe by Galley Wench
READY IN: 3hrs 15mins
SERVES: 8-10




  • In large pot combine crushed tomatoes, tomato puree and diced tomatoes.
  • Add 1/2 cup of red wine and 1/2 cup water.
  • Bring to a boil and reduce heat to simmer.
  • Stir in seasonings (salt, pepper, oregano, basil) and grated cheese.
  • In frying pan heat olive oil and brown sausage or meat-balls.
  • Remove the meat from the pan (saving the drippings) and add to the simmering sauce.
  • In the same frying pan sauté the onions and garlic (adding more oil if necessary) until translucent.
  • Add onions and garlic to simmer sauce.
  • Deglaze the frying pan with 1/2 cup of red wine and add to the simmering sauce.
  • Stirring occasionally, simmer for three hours or until of desired consistency.
  • To thicken sauce crack the lid and allow to cook down.
  • To thin add a little more red wine.
  • Serve on spaghetti, ravioli or use on pizza.