Marinara Sauce

I was challenged by a fellow blogger to post one recipe a week. So here goes….

Marinara SauceMarinara

Ingredients: 

  • 2-14.5 oz. cans of crushed tomatoes
  • 1- 6 oz. can of tomato paste
  • 4 Tbsp. dried parsley
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 tsp. of dried oregano
  • 1 tsp. of onion powder
  • 1 tsp. of salt
  • 1/4 tsp. of ground black pepper
  • 3 Tbsp. of olive oil
  • 1/2 cup of chicken broth, or wine
  • 1 Tbsp. of brown sugar

Directions:

  • In a food processor, or blender, place the crushed tomatoes, parsley, garlic, and oregano. Process until smooth. (I usually skip this step because I prefer a chunkier sauce.)
  • Combine all ingredients in a large saucepan and cook, covered, over low heat for 4-6 hours, stirring occasinally. If you are in a hurry you can cook it on medium heat for 2 hours stirring every 10 minutes.

Notes:

  • If you are in a hurry you can cook it on medium heat for 2 hours stirring every 10-15 minutes.
  • This can also be cooked in a crock pot over low heat for 6-8 hours (no stirring).
  • For a very simple spaghetti add cooked italian sausage and vegetables of choice to the saucepan 1 hour prior to serving.Spaghetti
  • This sauce freezes well.

Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 4-6 Hours
Servings: 6

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3 thoughts on “Marinara Sauce

  1. That looks really good! Do you use the wine or the chicken broth?

  2. I see I’m going to have to throw some beef “Merlot” at ya…

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