Recipe for Marinara Sauce
Mom's Sunday Gravy Marinara Sauce - serve with pasta sprinkled with parmesan cheese and minced parsley, meatballs, or Bracioli
Servings 8 cups
- 1 medium onion chopped
- 4 cloves garlic chopped
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 6 oz. can tomato paste
- ½ cup red wine
- 3 cups water
- 1 28 oz can crushed tomatoes*
- 1/2 cup fresh basil or if using dried substitute with 2 tablespoons dried
- 1 bay leaf
- 4 tablespoons sugar sugar sweetens the acid in the tomatoes
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 tsp garlic powder
Begin by dicing the onion and mince the garlic.
In a large heavy bottom pan over medium heat, sauté the onion and garlic in 2 tablespoons good olive oil.
When it's lightly browned - about five minutes - add the tomato paste and 3 cups water. Increase the heat to high. Stir together well, bring to a boil then reduce to medium low.
Simmer for twenty minutes on medium low heat, stirring frequently. This makes a rich base and concentrates the onion/garlic flavors.
Next add the remaining ingredients; 1 can of crushed tomatoes, the fresh or dried basil, bay leaf, sugar, salt, pepper, chili powder, red wine & garlic powder.
Continue to cook, stirring occasionally until well blended. Simmer on the stove for 1 1/2 hours. Adjust seasonings to your taste.
Calories: 76kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Fat: 3g | Sodium: 299mg | Potassium: 49mg | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Vitamin C: 1.5mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 0.1mg