Marinara Sauce Aka "grandma's Sauce"

"Okay, this is the biggy recipe that is a staple in our family going back generations. It is the recipe responsible for probably half of the fat on my posterior!!!! LOL If you want to make it with meatballs, the family recipe is Recipe #191817...."
 
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Marinara Sauce Aka "grandma's Sauce" created by steve in FL
Ready In:
4hrs 30mins
Ingredients:
12
Serves:
6
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ingredients

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directions

  • Brown sausage in separate pan.
  • Garlic press the garlic (or mince) and brown in the olive oil in a large pot. When brown, add sliced onion and cook until slightly translucent.
  • Add tomatoe paste to onion mixture and mix thoroughly. Add crushed tomatoes, basil, salt, pepper and water and stir well.
  • Finally, add sausage (and/or meatballs--see my other recipe) and bring to light boil.
  • Once boiling, decrease heat to simmer and cover . Cook on simmer for 3-4 hours stirring occassionly.
  • If you can't wait the full 3-4 hours add a dash of sugar and it equals about 1 hour of cooking time.
  • Add red wine during the last 30 minutes of cooking.
  • Suggestion: Serve over pasta with grated parmesan, salad, and bread -- .

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  1. Chelsey W.
    This is now my go to sauce. Absolutely delicious! My family doesn’t like chunky tomato sauces and this is smooth and delicious. It makes my whole house smell incredible. I do not add the wine, but instead use the 1/8th cup of sugar to help cut the acid. 10/10 rating from this Irish girl!
     
  2. Donald P.
    For vegan family would mushrooms be a good substitute for meat?
     
  3. Rockett T.
    Gonna try this as it looks easy enough. My wife don't eat pork and don't like large tomato chunks either. With the meatballs, It looks very doable.
     
  4. Divamama808
    From one Doxie lover to another....Excellent Marinara Sauce! My doxie is black and brown and her name is Dolce because she is too sweet! LOL Thanks for sharing!
     
  5. ccbic chef
    Absolutly the best marinara I have ever tasted. Well worth the time it took to make it. Delicious!!!
     

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