Recipe courtesy of Michele Urvater

Tomato Sauce for Spaghetti and Meatballs

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  • Total: 35 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook: 30 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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2 tablespoons olive oil

1 tablespoon chopped onion

1 peeled whole clove garlic

28-ounce can Italian plum tomatoes, undrained

Salt and 1/2 teaspoon hot red pepper

Pinch of sugar


  1. In a saucepan heat oil. Add onion and saute until transparent. Then add garlic, tomatoes with their juices, salt, hot pepper, and pinch of sugar. Cook, uncovered, for 20 minutes. Season to taste, and puree in a food mill. Return to the saucepan, add meatballs to reheat them slightly and serve atop your spaghetti.