Basic Tomato Sauce

Total Time:
35 min
Prep:
5 min
Cook:
30 min

Yield:
about 3 cups
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 red onion, small dice
  • 4 tablespoons minced garlic
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons red wine
  • 1 (28-ounce) can whole plum tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup water
Directions
  • Heat the oil in a pot over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook for about 5 to 7 minutes, until onions are soft and translucent. Season with salt and pepper, to taste, and add the basil leaves, red wine, and tomatoes. Bring to a boil, then simmer for about 20 to 25 minutes.

  • Cool the sauce before using it to make pizza.


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