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Ann's Homemade Sauce Recipe

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Ann Calvanico
Added: Monday, March 10, 2008


1 can Redpack tomato sauce
1 can Redpack crushed tomatoes
1 can Redpack whole plum tomatoes
1 can Redpack tomato paste
1 medium onion chopped small dice
5-6 lg cloves garlic minced
1 tsp hot red pepper flakes
2 tsp basil
2 tsp oregano
2 tsp thyme leaves
3-4 tablespoons olive oil
1 or 2 tbs of sugar to taste
2 bay leaves
splash red wine
2 tsp salt
fresh black pepper

Break up the whole plum tomatoes with your hands

In large stock pot, saute onions and garlic in olive oil 5 to 10 minutes until tender
add hot pepper flakes saute couple of minutes
add all cans of tomato products
add bay leaves, thyme, basil, oregano, sugar, salt, pepper
add red wine
stir and bring to a boil
turn down to simmer - and simmer with lid on for a couple of hours
taste, adjust salt/pepper and sugar if necessary

Recipe can be doubled and stored in individual containers and frozen

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
8 with leftovers
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
25 minutes - simmer 2 hours
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
All purpose Marinara sauce




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