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Marinara Sauce

  • 1 large spanish onion, chopped
  • 1 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 6-8 large cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil (or 1 tsp dry basil)
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 3- 28 oz cans whole tomatoes (crushed by hand)
  • 3 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper

Saute onions and garlic with 1 cup of olive oil in a 4 quart saucepan.

When onions and garlic are golden in color, add tomatoes, basil, salt, pepper, oregano, parsley, and tomato paste.  Bring to a boil, lower flame and simmer for one hour, stirring occasionally.

I used an immersion blender to blend my sauce before serving.  This made enough for at least 2 meals.  Add spicy sausage for a kick or hamburger for a meaty marinara sauce.  YUM!What do you do to keep your kids occupied when you’re cooking?  On this particular day I relied on blocks and the swing (on high, of course), but I could use some more activities to add to the list!


Comments on: "marinara" (1)

  1. Kitty DeRiancho said:

    Looks yummy!! what time should I be over?

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