Jimmy's Grandma's Tomato Sauce with Bucatini

Total Time:
5 hr 55 min
Prep:
40 min
Cook:
5 hr 15 min

Yield:
4 to 6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 stick (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 large sweet onion, such as Vidalia, finely diced
  • Two 6-ounce cans tomato paste
  • Two 28-ounce cans tomato sauce
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup lightly packed fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan, plus more for garnish
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 pound bucatini, cooked to al dente
Directions

Preheat the oven to 275 degrees F.

Place a large roasting pan over 2 burners set to medium heat. Add the butter, garlic and onions and sweat for 6 to 7 minutes. Add the tomato paste and cook for 2 to 3 minutes more. Add the tomato sauce and chicken stock and bring to a simmer. Cover with foil and transfer the pan to the oven for 5 hours, stirring every 30 minutes. (Baking in the oven ensures the sauce cooks down without burning.)

Transfer the sauce to a blender along with the basil, Parmesan and sugar, and blend well. Season with salt and pepper. Toss the cooked pasta with the sauce. Serve in shallow bowls, garnished with Parmesan.


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