ITALIAN TOMATO SAUCE

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This recipe for Italian Tomato Sauce is a recipe that Jack has been working to perfect over the last few years. For Jack, a good Italian tomato sauce is a very personal thing and it brings back fond memories of his childhood. To this day, he clearly remembers the amazing smells coming from the pot of tomato sauce that was always cooking on the stove anytime he visited his Italian grandparents. He’s been working hard to recreate that wonderful memory in our own kitchen! There are so many differe

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1/3 cup good quality extra virgin olive oil
Pinch of red pepper flakes
4 crushed garlic cloves
¾ cup chopped onion (optional)
1 teaspoon fresh chopped oregano, divided, or ½ teaspoon dried
1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil, divided, or ½ tablespoon dried
1 teaspoon fresh chopped mint, divided
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 28-ounce cans of whole tomatoes or two quarts of freshly canned garden tomatoes
¼ cup freshly grated Parmesano Reggiano cheese
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
Before you begin, pour your two cans of tomatoes into a bowl and crush with your hand. Don’t break them up too small, you want large chunks. In a large heavy bottomed pot with a lid, on a burner with no...
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Nutritions

Calories
46

Sodium
251mg
10% DV

Fat
2g
4% DV

Protein
1g
2% DV

Carbs
4g
1% DV

Fiber
0.8g
3% DV