It was about time that I made homemade Tomato Sauce. I remember my Mama's white apron with bright red tomato sauce splatters when I still lived at home. This to me was love. When I'd walked into the house from school and the aroma of simmering tomato sauce was present I knew Mama put a lot of love into dinner. Nothing compared to her sauce.
I don't have her recipe. I'm sure she didn't even use one. I don't ever recall my Mama really pulling out cookbooks. I decided to wing it and make my own Tomato Sauce.
My Tomato Sauce has a little bit of a kick. It might be too spicy for little ones. My little man didn't seem to notice the heat until he got through half his bowl. I'm sure most won't be using spicy garlic olive oil like I did however. Adjust the seasonings to your liking. Perfect over pasta or with Chicken Parmesan. Enjoy!
Makes 1 1/2 cups sauce
Stars of the Show:
- 1 tbsp onion powder
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tbsp olive oil - I used Sotto Voce Spicy Garlic Olive Oil.
- 1 (14 oz) can tomatoes with basil, garlic, and oregano
- 1/4 cup red wine - I used Shiraz.
- 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup fresh basil, finely chopped
Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion powder and garlic. Add the tomatoes, wine, and red pepper flakes. Let simmer for 20 minutes. Add the salt and basil. Serve over pasta noodles.
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