Famous Spaghetti Sauce
Nice, back of the stove, slow cooking sauce.
- Ready In:
- 3hrs 20mins
- 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1⁄2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 6 garlic cloves, chopped
- 1 (28 ounce) can chopped tomatoes
- 1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
- 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
- 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 8 ounces red wine
- 2 tablespoons dried basil
- 1 -2 tablespoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
- Place a 4 quart pot over medium high heat, add olive oil and red pepper flakes, stirring for approximately 1 minute.
- Lower heat to medium and add onion, sautéing until onion begins to be translucent.
- Add garlic and sauté for additional 2 minutes.
- Add both cans tomatoes, tomato paste, tomato sauce, sugar, and wine.
- Add spices, blending thoroughly.
- Cover and simmer on low heat for 2 hours.
- Taste test after 2 hours and add more wine if too thick and re season as desired.
- Simmer, covered, for an additional hour.
- Can be slow cooked in crock pot on low for 6-8 hours.
- Cooked ground beef or turkey or cooked Italian sausage may be added upon serving if desired.
- This recipe freezes well.
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This is a fantastic recipe for a basic marinara sauce! I followed the recipe as written although I think I used all diced tomatoes as that's all I had on hand. It turned out really well and is very flavourful. I froze quart sized bag portions to use for future. I made this on a Saturday night during family movie night....it really does sit on the back of the stove. Much better alternative than using jar pasta sauce.Reply
Wow!! This is really a good spaghetti sauce. I was looking for a sauce that would go with my friend's meatball recipe Recipe #463904<br/>. This was definitely it. I am not much for cooking with wine, but had a bottle of local red that I used. Glad I did, the wine was truly necessary in this rich sauce. I also cut the red pepper flakes and garlic in half as we don't do well with a lot of spices. This was perfect. Thanks so much for sharing!!Reply
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