• Servings 15
  • Prep 20 min
  • Cook 25-30 min
  • Cuisine
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Italian Tomato Sauce


  • 7 lbs fresh ripe tomatoes
  • 1 medium onion minced
  • 1cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 8 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tbs sugar
  • 1/2 cup dry red wine
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper
Use the ripest tomatoes that you can find.
  • Add olive oil, onion, garlic to a sauce pan and using very low heat and let simmer for about 20 minutes. Take care not to burn.
  • Strain the oil into a large sauce pan or stock pot. Discard onions and garlic.
  • Score the tomatoes with a X on the bottom.
  • Add tomatoes in batches to boiling water for 2 minutes.
  • Using a knife peel the skin off of each tomato.
  • Add the tomatoes to the olive oil along with the tomato paste, oregano,wine, bay leaves and sugar. Simmer for 15 minutes, taste then season with salt and pepper.
  • Simmer for another 10 minutes then add the fresh basil. Mix well then serve over pasta.
  • Recipe may be halved.

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