Slow Simmered Tomato Sauce
A wonderful basic spicy herb enhanced tomato sauce.

Makes 8cups

• 1 tablespoons olive oil
• 1 medium onion, finely chopped
• 6 garlic cloves, minced
• 1 teaspoon dried oregano
• 3/4 teaspoon dried basil
• 3/4 teaspoon dried marjoram
• 3/4 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
• 2 - 28 ounce cans Italian style tomatoes
• 1 cup canned crushed tomatoes with purée
• 1/2 cup dry red wine

Heat oil in heavy large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, oregano, basil, marjoram and crushed red pepper. Cover and cook until onion is translucent, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes. Add remaining ingredients; simmer gently, uncovered, until sauce thickens and measures 8 cups total, breaking up tomatoes with spoon and stirring occasionally, about 1 hour 15 minutes. Season sauce to taste with salt and pepper and any additional seasonings. Cool slightly. Cover and refrigerate.

COOKS NOTE: Can be prepared 2 days in advance. Protein, mushrooms and bell peppers may be added to enhance this basis sauce.

Per ½ cup serving: 50 Calories; 1g Fat (18.9% calories from fat); trace Saturated Fat; 1g Protein; 9g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 283mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain (Starch); 1 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Fat.

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