Classic Marinara Sauce

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  • ¼ cup good olive oil
  • ¼ small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 28 ounce cans whole San Marzano tomatoes with basil leaf
  • ¼ cup fresh basil, julienned
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Before beginning the sauce, put the tomatoes in a large bowl and go through them to make sure there isn’t any skin left on the tomatoes and remove the top of the tomato where the stem once was (to me, it doesn’t break down in the sauce and is unattractive). Then, squish the tomatoes by hand. Next, heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and cook until translucent. Then add garlic and cook just until fragrant (about 1 minute). Make sure your garlic doesn’t burn! Add tomatoes, salt and pepper and reduce heat to low. Cook for about an hour or longer. Add fresh basil and taste for salt. Add to your favorite pasta or add my turkey meatballs!