Favorite tomato sauce
1 Tbsp, extra-virgin
2 medium, finely chopped
4 medium clove(s), minced
3 pound(s), (about 18) plum tomatoes, chopped, or 2 (28-ounce) cans Italian plum tomatoes, drained and chopped
Canned tomato paste
1 Tbsp, finely chopped, or 1 teaspoon dried
¼ tsp, freshly ground
Crushed red pepper flakes
⅛ tsp, (optional)
- Heat the oil in a large nonstick Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the onions and garlic and cook, stirring frequently, until golden, about 10 minutes.
- Add the tomatoes, tomato paste, oregano, salt, ground pepper, and crushed red pepper (if using); bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, uncovered, until the flavors are blended and the sauce is slightly thickened, about 25 minutes. Yields 1/2 cup per serving.