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Hourglass Mom Tomato Sauce

Looking for an easy Sunday recipe? Here’s my own tomato sauce recipe. Enjoy!


Olive oil
1 large onion, finely chopped
1 green pepper, finely chopped (optional)
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup red wine
28oz can of crushed tomatoes
28oz can of tomato puree
6oz can of tomato paste
1 tbsp dried basil 
1 tbsp dried oregano
1 tbsp parsley
1 tsp sugar 
salt and pepper to taste

Note: You can use fresh herbs if you have them. Put whatever you like! You’ll need double the amount of the dried.


Heat 2 tbsp olive oil in a large pot over medium heat.

Add diced onion and green pepper, if using

Once the vegetables are soft, add the garlic

Add the red wine and cook until you can’t really smell the alcohol anymore, usually 3 to 5 minutes

Add the crushed tomatoes, puree and paste and stir

Add the herbs and stir again

Lower the heat to low, cover and simmer at least a half hour and at most all day

You can add cooked sausage or meatballs to this. Sometimes I also add pepperoni for extra flavor.


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