Simple Marinara Sauce

"My favorite lazy weekday meal to cook. It's quick, it's easy, it's tasty..."
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  • add garlic and beef into a large skillet. brown beef. drain grease.
  • add diced tomatoes and sauce. mix well.
  • add all the spices. i like this with sliced black olives added, too.
  • serve on noodles.

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  1. Absolutely loved this sauce! I used it to simmer Recipe #287769 by petlover, so I omitted the beef in the sauce. I, too, always add cinnamon to meat sauce, but have never tried ginger. I really enjoyed the added layer of flavor and I love how chunky the sauce is. It tastes very fresh! I did add some fresh herbs (thyme, sage, parsley and basil) and 1 t brown sugar because we like a sweet sauce, but otherwise made as directed. Fantastic with pet's meatballs! Thanks Abi Fae!
  2. YumMee! What a great, fast way to make a tasty sauce that can be used in so many ways. Tonight we're going to have it with <a href="/91501">Better-than-storebought Mozzarella Sticks</a>. You can taste the cinnamon, but it's not overpowering; just a nice hint of it. I used my stick blender to break down the tomatoes for a slightly thicker sauce that would stick to the cheese sticks better. Thanks, Abi Q, for this keeper!


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