Letvin - Michigan, U.S.
Go ahead and play around with this. This is just the basics of
a good spaghetti sauce. (By the way, anyone can make this sauce.
I'm a 16 year old, and all of my family and friends love this sauce.)
In a medium-to-big pot, cover the bottom of the pot with some olive
oil. Chop up the onion finely and put it in the pot. Then crush the
garlic cloves and put that in the pot as well. Turn on the heat to
simmer, and if you don't have that, low. You'll want the onion to
look almost transparent. Open up the can of tomato paste and put it
into a big bowl. Then open up the cans of tomatos. Drain the juice
into the bowl with the tomato paste. Then, using either a food chopper
or a food processer, make the tomatoes very fine. For a more texturized
taste, leave some of the tomatos diced. Put it in the bowl with the
juice and paste. Mix it up a little bit and then add it to the pot.
Add your spices here. It should take about 20-30 minutes to cook.
Prep time is about the same.
- 2 20 oz. cans of diced tomatos (hunts is what I use)
- 1 can of tomato paste (contandina is good)
- 1 onion
- 2-3 cloves of garlic
- some extra virgin olive oil
- various spices (like Italian Seasonings, crushed basil leaves,
oregano, you get the idea)
Enjoy! By the way, this makes a LOT of sauce. You can jar this
if you want. Let me know how you like it!