Basic Red Sauce – San Marzano

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  • 1 TBL butter
  • 1 TBL tomato paste
  • 1/2 sweet chopped onion
  • Two cans San Marzano tomatoes
  • 1 TBL oregano
  • 1 bay leaf
  • several dashes Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 TBL sugar
  • 2 TBL balsamic vinegar
  • Several cloves of peeled and minced garlic
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Melt butter in a sauce pan
  2. Put in tomato paste and saute it for about 30 seconds
  3. Add chopped onion
  4. Crush canned tomatoes with your hands or a potato masher
  5. Put tomato pieces and the water from the can into your sauce pan
  6. Add all other ingredients
  7. Heat to near boil in a sauce pan, then reduce heat and simmer for 30-60 minutes
  8. Remove bay leaf
  9. Blend sauce if you like it smooth, or mash more with potato masher if you like a rustic sauce.

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