Marinara Sauce

Yield:
4 servings
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon oregano, dried
  • 1 teaspoons basil, dried
  • 1 whole bay leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
Directions

Over medium heat, heat oil in a large pot until hot. Add onion and garlic, saute for 3 to 5 minutes until the onions begin to appear translucent. Add the tomatoes, stir to mingle the flavors. Add in the herbs and bay leaves. Sprinkle in sugar, salt and pepper. Lower the heat and continue to simmer for 30 minutes, uncovered. Stir occasionally.


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This marinara is really easy to make! I will never buy marinara again, the fresh ingredients and taste are well worth it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I simmered the sauce for about 1-1/2 hours, but think next time I'll make it an all day sauce. Very simple to make, loved that he uses dried spices vs fresh ( I don't buy fresh spices! I doubled the recipe, but instead of using 2-med onions, I only used 1-1/2 (2-1/4" x 3-1/4" diam and it was still too much. As previously posted, in the future I too will increase the sugar. A very good basic starter recipe for your tweaking. Question: I used EVOO, should I have used regular olive oil?? item not reviewed by moderator and published
Will never buy store bought again with how easy this was to make. I made just one change and used Mexican Oregano because that was what I had on hand. Delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Added 1/2 teaspoon more sugar and fresh parsley at the end. Delicious and came together quickly. item not reviewed by moderator and published
When I need a marinara sauce, this is the one I use! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a basic, but excellent recipe for a marinara sauce. I used it in eggplant parmesan and it was fabulous. I added 1 tablespoon of sugar instead of 1/2 teaspoon because it was too sour/acidy, and then I blended it. After that, it was PERFECT! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delish, simple to prepare, and wonderfully fragrant. i doubled recipe and used 28 oz crushed, and 28 oz tomato sauce. simmered for several hours the next day to deepen the flavor.. so good!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This tastes like stewed tomatoes. Followed the recipe to a T. Not marinara sauce. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great sauce and super easy to make. We used it for Chicken Parmesan. Normally we would use our own homemade sauce or in a pinch jarred sauce. But we had neither. This was speedy to make and tasted great. Didn't take too long, so dinner was on the table in an hour. This recipe means I'll never need to buy sauce in a jar again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Tyler, this is the best! Simple, tasty, everyone loved it! What more can you ask for??!!! Happy New Year To All!!!!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published

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