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Classic Italian-Style Homemade Vegetarian Tomato Sauce

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  Olive oil 3 Tablespoon
  Onion 1 Medium, finely diced
  Garlic 5 Clove (25 gm), thinly sliced
  Crushed red chilies 1 Teaspoon
  Cracked black pepper 1 Teaspoon (Freshly)
  Thyme leaves 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Fresh tomatoes 2 , diced
  Canned tomatoes 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Crushed canned tomatoes 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon (Or To Taste)
  Red wine 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Basil leaves 20 (1 Bunch)

1. Place a deep pot (so that the sides catch any splattering of tomatoes) over medium heat and add olive oil.
Add onions, garlic and crushed chilies to the oil and sauté for 3 minutes
2. Add black pepper and thyme and sauté for another minute.
3. Add canned tomatoes (diced, if you want a less chunky tomato sauce), fresh tomatoes and crushed tomatoes
4. Turn heat to medium low, cover and let cook for at least 2 hours (letting it go for 3 wouldn't kill you), checking the sauce every half hour and stirring so it cooks through evenly
5. Uncover, add salt, wine and torn basil leaves. Let cook for another 10-15 minutes.

6. Use sauce as required or refrigerate until needed.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Vegetarian, Low Cholesterol
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
120 Minutes
Ready In: 
130 Minutes
This tangy, spicy tomato sauce will make you say Arrivederci to those grocery store sauces! Make this one time and the grocery brands will never satisfy you again. Since perfection needs patience, this classic tomato sauce takes a couple of hours to simmer down, but it is worth the wait! You can bottle this sauce and put it in the fridge, freeze it or serve immediately over your favorite noodle, lasagna or chicken dish.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 968 Calories from Fat 439

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 50 g76.7%

Saturated Fat 7 g34.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 3289 mg137%

Total Carbohydrates 117 g38.9%

Dietary Fiber 29.2 g116.9%

Sugars 15.5 g

Protein 25 g49.1%

Vitamin A 206.9% Vitamin C 262.1%

Calcium 52.2% Iron 95.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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