Marinara Sauce
Recipe type: Sauce
Cuisine: Italian
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Serves: ½ qt
Marinara sauce is the one sauce that makes your life easier. It works well with pasta, tortillas and wraps. Easy to make and inexpensive too.
  • 6 large tomatoes
  • 1 large onion finely chopped
  • 5 cloves of garlic
  • 2 tbsp of olive oil
  • 2 tsp of dried basil (You can also add fresh basil leaves. Around 5-6 leaves will do great)
  • 2 tsp of ground pepper
  • 1 tsp of dried oregano
  • 1 tsp of dried thyme
  • salt as per taste
  1. Cut tomatoes roughly into large chunks and steam them for 4-5 mins. (You can also microwave them for 4 mins).
  2. Heat a medium sized pan on low flame.
  3. Add olive oil to the pan and let it heat.
  4. Once the oil is hot, add minced garlic and let it brown slightly.
  5. Later add finely chopped onions to the pan and roast until it turns translucent.
  6. Meanwhile, coarsely blend the tomatoes without adding any water.
  7. Add this tomato blend to the cooked onion pan and let it simmer.
  8. Once the sauce begins to boil, add spices like dried basil, oregano, thyme and pepper.
  9. Add salt as per taste. Mix everything together and check the taste .
  10. Let the sauce boil until it looks remarkably thick and then turn off the flame (around 7-10 mins on low)
  11. Once the mixture cools down, transfer the sauce to an airtight jar and store into the fridge.
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