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Basic Marinara Sauce Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Tamara Brooks

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1/2 c. extra-virgin olive oil
2 c. small onions, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
2 celery stalks, finely chopped
2 carrots, peeled & finely chopped
1/2 tsp. sea salt, plus more to taste
1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper, plus more to taste
2 (28 ounce) cans crushed tomatoes
2 dried bay leaves

Directions:
Directions:
In a large pot, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the onions & garlic & saute until the onions are translucent, about 10 mins. Add the celery, carrots, & salt & pepper. Saute until all veggies are soft (about 10 mins.). Add the tomatoes & bay leaves, & simmer uncovered over low heat until the sauce thickens, about one hour. Remove & discard the bay leaves. Season with more salt & pepper to taste. The sauce can be made one day ahead. Cool, then cover & refrigerate. Rewarm over med. heat before using.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
16
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
2 hours.
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This Giada De Laurentiis recipe "FREEZES BEAUTIFULLY!" I usually make a double recipe, then divide 2 cups it into freezer bags, date, and use with pasta as needed. Note: 2 cups makes 4 half cup servings.

 

 

 

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