|Large Bowl of Homemade Marinara! Yummy!|
Yields: 1-1 1/2 quarts
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 large onion, small diced, about 1 1/2 cups
8 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons tomato paste, optional - makes sauce thicker
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil
1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed with fingers
1. Place a large pot over medium heat, add the olive oil and allow it to become hot. Once the oil is hot, add the onion and garlic and cook, stirring periodically, for about 10 minutes, or until golden and fragrant. Now add the spices: sea salt, black pepper, dried basil, oregano and thyme. Stir to combine. You could add the spices to the sauteed onions and garlic, or you could wait until after adding the tomatoes - whichever you prefer. I prefer to add them to the sauteed veggies because I feel that it helps to evenly distribute the spices.
2. Now add both the crushed tomatoes and tomato paste, stirring until all the ingredients are well combined.
4. The marinara is now ready to use.
|Close Up of the Deliciousness!|