Food

Recipe for tomato sauce

Makes about 2 quarts

A good brand of canned whole tomatoes, crushed in a bowl, yields the most flavorful results.

3tablespoons olive oil1large onion, finely chopped2cloves garlic, finely chopped2cans (28 ounces each) whole peeled tomatoes, crushed in a bowl with your hands2teaspoons dried oregano1cup coarsely chopped fresh basilSalt and pepper, to taste

1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, heat the olive oil. Add the onion and garlic. Cook, stirring often, for 8 minutes or until onions soften.

2. Add the tomatoes and their juices, oregano, basil, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil, lower the heat, and cover the pan.

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3. Simmer for 45 minutes, stirring often, or until the sauce has thickened. Taste for seasoning and add more salt and pepper, if you like. Adapted from Italy’s Little Kitchen

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