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Maroni's Tomato Sauce

Serve with Grandma Maroni's Meatballs.

Maroni's Tomato Sauce

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, April 2010

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 12 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 2 (28-ounce) cans crushed tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground white or black pepper
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, julienned

Directions

  1. Heat olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic and onions and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened and lightly browned.

  2. Add tomatoes, salt, and pepper; stir to combine. Bring sauce to a simmer; let simmer for 20 minutes.

Reviews (6)

  • tootielouwho 4 Aug, 2010

    On second thought, I would add the basil leaves into the cooking sauce at the end so the flavor cooks in a bit.

  • tootielouwho 4 Aug, 2010

    I believe the basil leaves are sprinkled on top of the prepared sauce

  • kolega7 29 Jul, 2010

    What do I do with the basil leaves?

  • createahome 23 Apr, 2010

    San Marzano (typically Italian, although his were from California).

  • lattedeb 23 Apr, 2010

    What kind of crushed tomatoes did Maroni's use? He stated when making the sauce. Thank you.

  • lattedeb 23 Apr, 2010

    What kind of crushed tomatoes did Maroni's use? He stated when making the sauce. Thank you.

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