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Today is Freeezer Food Friday.

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Freezer Food Friday

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1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon canola or other cooking oil
2 cloves garlic, crushed or minced
½ small onion, chopped
2 (6-ounce) cans tomato paste
4 (28-ounce) cans crushed tomatoes
Salt and pepper to taste
4 teaspoons dried basil
2 teaspoons dried oregano
2 teaspoons dried mint
1½ teaspoons sugar

In a large skillet or sauté pan, heat olive and canola oils. Cook garlic and onion together on medium-high heat until onion begins to turn clear. Add tomato paste and cook about 10 minutes, stirring constantly. If paste starts to scorch, lower the heat and add a small amount of water – no more than 1 or 2 tablespoons at a time. Remove from heat.

Put crushed tomatoes in a large pot. Add salt and pepper to taste. Heat and add tomato paste mixture, stirring until thoroughly blended. Add herbs and sugar.

Lower heat, cover and simmer for two hours, stirring often. The sauce should barely bubble while cooking.

If the sauce is too thick, add a little water – ½ cup or so at a time. If it’s too tart, add a small amount of baking soda – less than a teaspoon. More can ruin it.

Serve over a hearty pasta, such as linguine, fettuccine or rigatoni.

Makes 13½ cups, about 15 servings.

The sauce freezes nicely.

Comments on: "MAMA TOMASO’S MARINARA" (2)

  1. […] 6, 2009 by angelaskitchen Head over to MJ’s for Freezer Food Friday.  She has a Marinara sauce today that is naturally gluten and dairy free!  If you have a gluten […]

  2. angelaskitchen said:

    Oooo, new background — or am I just noticing? Looks good!

    Thanks for hosting and the yummy recipe. I have another batch of sauce to do this weekend. I think I will give this one a go!

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