Free Recipe Basic Marinara Sauce

Recipe Type: Free Sauce Recipes
Recipe Preparation: bake
Cooking Temperature:
Recipe Serves: 1

Ingredients for Basic Marinara Sauce Recipe

8 Onions; diced
1/2 c Celery; diced
10 Cloves garlic; minced
1/4 ts Salt
1 cn Diced tomatoes (#10)
1/2 cn Tomato paste (#10)
2-1/2 qt Water
2 ts Dried basil
2 ts Dried thyme
1/2 c Dried oregano
1/3 ts Ground fennel
1-1/2 c Fresh tomatoes; diced
1 ts Black pepper; freshly ground
1/2 c Parsley; chopped
2 tb Garlic; minced

Basic Marinara Sauce Preparation

In a large stock pot, saute the onions, celery, 10 cloves of minced garlic, and 1/4 teaspoon salt in approx. 1 1/2 teaspoons canola oil until translucent. Add the basil, thyme, fennel, oregano, and black pepper and cook for approximately 2 more minutes. Add the canned diced tomatoes; stir. Add the tomato paste; mix well, adding in the water as you stir. Add the second amount of garlic and diced fresh tomatoes. Allow marinara to come to a boil and then reduce to a bare simmer. Allow to cook for at least one hour, preferably 3 or 4. DO NOT SCORCH. Add in the chopped fresh parsley during the last hour of cooking. Serving Ideas : Excellent by itself or as a base. NOTES : True and tried. Holds for approx. 5 days under refrigeration. Can be frozen. Recipe by: Harvest Cafe & Bakery/Oxford MS Posted to CHILE-HEADS DIGEST V4 #079 by SenorJesus <> on Aug 11, 1997

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