Today's recipe is an adaptation of Grandma's - or G-Ma as I like to call her - sauce. I call it an adaptation because the way that she taught me was to use sauteed onions and garlic, however just recently she advised that she has one recipe that uses only sauteed onions and a separate recipe that uses sauteed garlic instead of onion. WTF, mate? I feel like my whole sauce-making life has been a lie, but I'll save that for the nice lady that lets me lie on her couch and talk about my feelings ;-)
What you will need to serve 8-10 (this is our Christmas batch):
- 1 small onion - roughly chopped
- 2 large cloves of garlic - crushed
- 3 cans of crushed tomatoes - I use the Tuttorosso brand
- 1 1/2 tablespoons of Oregano
- 1 1/2 tablespoons of Basil
- 1 1/2 tablespoons of Parsley
- Salt and Pepper
Drizzle olive oil into a large pot and allow to heat for 1 minute. Once the pot has heated, add the onion with salt and pepper and allow the onion to sweat, about 5-10 minutes. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant. Add the cans of tomatoes with Oregano, Basil, Parsley, and more salt and pepper. Stir to combine, cover the pot, and bring the sauce to a boil. When the sauce is boiling, reduce the heat, and simmer for 20 minutes.
Voila! You can cook like a Grandma.....sort of.