Nanny's Sauce

As the base for many Italian meals a good tomato sauce is very important. The preparation of this sauce is quite easy – requiring only a single large pot (actually we use out dutch oven since it’s heavy and big). Despite the easy preparation, the sauce is excellent.

Servings and Times

Serves: 4
Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes

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We put our dutch oven on the stove, but do not turn on the heat. We put the olive oil and the garlic cloves and turn on medium heat. We saute the garlic until fragrant.

We add the remaining ingredients and, over medium heat, bring to a simmer. We reduce the heat and continue to simmer, partially covered. While the sauce is simmering, we adjust the spices to taste.

Before serving, we remove the garlic cloves.

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