The Best Tomato Sauce Ever…Improved!

I’ve recently been reading Marcella Hazan’s The Essentials of Italian Cooking and found what I thought was the perfect tomato sauce recipe.  Then I improved upon it.  (At least I think so!)

(Full disclosure:  My mother’s tomato sauce is, and always will be, the best of its kind.  Anything else is just…gravy?)

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The Best Tomato Sauce Ever…Improved!

Ingredients:

 

1 28 oz. can of whole tomatoes
5 tablespoons butter
1 onion, peeled and cut in half
8 large fresh basil leaves
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
Salt, to taste

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in medium saucepan.  Add salt to taste.

Place over medium heat and bring to a simmer. Cook, uncovered, for about 45 minutes. Stir occasionally, mashing any large pieces of tomato with a spoon. Add salt as needed.

Discard the onion before tossing the sauce with pasta.

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