"Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all."--Harriet van Horne

Marinara Sauce Recipe

  Tried it? Rate this Recipe:
 

 

This recipe for Marinara Sauce, by , is from Our Family Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Rita Corvelli Meyers
Added: Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1/4 cup olive oil
2 cups coarsely chopped onion
1/2 cup sliced carrots
2 cloves garlic, finely minced
4 cups canned whole italian plum tomatoes
salt and freshly ground black pepper
4 Tbsp butter
1 tsp dried oregano
1 Tbsp chopped fresh basil or 1 tsp dried basil

Directions:
Directions:
Heat the oil in a large open skillet or dutch oven. Add the onion, carrot and garlic. Cook stirring until the vegetables are golden brown. Add the tomatoes (squish with your hands) to the vegetables and add salt and pepper to taste.
Partially cover and simmer 15 minutes.
Add remaining ingredients, partially cover and simmer 30 minutes longer.

Variations:
With mushrooms: quarter 3/4 lb of fresh mushrooms and cook them in 2 Tbsp. olive oil, plus 2 Tbsp butter, until golden brown. Add the mushrooms to the sauce for the last 1/2 hour of cooking.

With meatballs: combine 1/2 lb. ground pork or veal with 1 egg, lightly beaten, 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley, 1/2 cup bread crumbs, grated rind of 1/2 lemon, 2 Tbsp grated fresh parmesan cheese, 1/4 tsp grated nutmeg, and salt to taste. Add 2 garlic cloves, finely minced if desired. Shape the mixture into 12 small balls and dust them lightly with flour. Brown on all sides in 2 Tbsp oil, plus 2 Tbsp butter. Add the meatballs to the sauce fore the last 1/2 hour of cooking.
Serve with your favorite pasta

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
3-4 cups
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This is a nice light sauce Mom found in one of her cook books and she has been making it for years. Fun and delicious

 

 

 

Learn more about the process to create a cookbook -- or
Start your own personal family cookbook right now!  Here's to good eating!

Search for more great recipes here from over 500,000 in our family cookbooks!

 

Bookmark and Share

 

 

210W  

Cookbooks are great for Holiday Gifts, Wedding Gifts, Bridal Shower ideas and Family Reunions!

*Recipes and photos entered into the Family Cookbook Project are provided by the submitting contributors. All rights are retained by the contributor. Please contact us if you believe copyright violations have occurred.


Search for more great recipes here from over 500,000 in our family cookbooks!