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Classic Marinara Sauce

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  Extra virgin olive oil 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Garlic 3 Clove (15 gm), peeled
  Tomato paste 1 Tablespoon
  Canned whole peeled tomatoes 35 Ounce, crushed by hand (1 Can, With Their Juices)
  Sugar 1 Pinch
  Basil sprigs 2
  Freshly ground pepper To Taste
  Salt To Taste

In a large saucepan, heat the olive oil.
Add the garlic cloves and cook over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until golden, about 5 minutes.
Add the tomato paste and cook, stirring, for 1 minute.
Add the crushed canned tomatoes with their juices.
Stir in the sugar and basil sprigs, season with salt and pepper and bring to a boil.
Simmer the sauce over low heat, stirring occasionally, until it has thickened and is reduced to 3 cups, about 30 minutes.
Taste and season again with salt and pepper.
Remove and discard the basil sprigs and garlic cloves and serve.

Recipe Summary

Side Dish

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 776 Calories from Fat 507

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 55 g84.2%

Saturated Fat 3.9 g19.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 2215 mg92.3%

Total Carbohydrates 54 g18%

Dietary Fiber 11.7 g46.7%

Sugars 27.7 g

Protein 14 g28.8%

Vitamin A 277.3% Vitamin C 179.2%

Calcium 61.6% Iron 30.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Classic Marinara Sauce Recipe