The Simplest Tomato Sauce Ever (Marcella Hazan)

"In its very simplicity lie the secrets. This sauce is incredible. It has 3 ingredients, and no chopping. The amateurgourmet calls it Marcella Hazan's CRAZY tomato sauce. This is not your thick pasty sauce, it is a light luscious wonder. Add garlic or basil or mozzarella to it as you choose but try it this way first. The butter..DON'T switch to olive oil, it makes the sauce."
 
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  • Combine the tomatoes, their juices, the butter, and the onion halves in a medium saucepan.
  • Add a pinch or two of salt. Place over medium heat and bring to a simmer. Cook, uncovered, at a very slow but steady simmer, adjusting the heat as necessary, for about 45 minutes, or until droplets of fat float free from the tomato.
  • Stir occasionally, mashing any large pieces of tomato with the back of a wooden spoon. Taste and salt as needed.
  • Discard the onion.
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  1. Maria N.
    how to make chicken friccasee
     
  2. CanadianFarmgal
    Made this today but I used fresh heirloom tomatoes from my garden. Normally, the acidity would need balancing but this recipe is perfection. I believe the butter gave it all the balance it needed. I added meat balls in the last 15 minutes and my husband cried a little tear of joy.
     
  3. Doris C.
    Looks yummy
     
  4. DianaEatingRichly
    The Simplest Tomato Sauce Ever  (Marcella Hazan) Created by DianaEatingRichly
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    The Simplest Tomato Sauce Ever  (Marcella Hazan) Created by DianaEatingRichly
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