Kittencal's Marinara Sauce
August 05, 2011
Categories: Comfort Food, Sauce, Tomato/Red Sauces, Fruit, Tomato, Italian, Budget-Friendly, Easy/Beginner Cooking, Make-Ahead, Entertaining, Fall/Autumn, Father's Day, Game/Sports Day, Sunday Dinner, Winter, Stove Top, Fat Free, Gluten-Free, Heart Healthy, Kosher, Low Cholesterol, Low Fat, No Eggs, Non-Dairy, Vegetarian, Make it from scratch more
"A simple sauce but big on flavor, the longer this sauce is cooked the more flavorful it will be so I recommend to let it simmer for a few hours or even longer, this may also be simmered in a slow cooker on low heat for about 6 hours, using good-quality canned Italian tomatoes will only add to the flavor of the sauce, adjust the chili flakes to suit your heat level, if the sauce is too thick you may thin out with water about halfway through cooking time, for more sauce use 2 cans of tomatoes, this sauce will freeze well I recommend to make a double recipe keeping the garlic at the same amount then freeze for another meal. I strongly suggest to make this sauce a day or up to 5 days ahead and refrigerate it will develop more in flavor, the longer left in the fridge the better the sauce will be. This delicious sauce pairs great with my #recipe22"
- Serving Size: 1 (150.2 g)
- Calories 40.2
- Total Fat - 0.4 g
- Saturated Fat - 0.1 g
- Cholesterol - 0 mg
- Sodium - 601.1 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 8.3 g
- Dietary Fiber - 1.9 g
- Sugars - 4.9 g
- Protein - 1.9 g
- Calcium - 25.8 mg
- Iron - 0.8 mg
- Vitamin C - 18.4 mg
- Thiamin - 0.1 mg
In a Dutch oven or heavy pot heat some olive oil over medium-high heat (use a generous amount of oil to coat the bottom of your saucepan).
Add in onions, basil, oregano and chili flakes; cook stirring until the onions are softened (about 3-4 minutes).
Add in garlic; cook stirring 2 minutes.
Add in tomato paste and stir for 2-3 minutes.
Add in the tomatoes with the juice , red wine and 2 teaspoons salt; simmer uncovered for about 2 hours stirring frequently.
Season with black pepper and more salt if needed about halfway through cooking.
Add in sugar if needed towards the end of cooking.
Tips & Variations
No special items needed.