Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Spicy Tomato Sauce

Spicy Tomato Sauce

1/2 cup olive oil
2 cups finely chopped yellow onions
4 lbs. ripe Roma tomatoes, skinned and seeded (I didn't use Roma's but what I had on hand)
6 ounces tomato paste
2 tbsp. minced fresh basil
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon black pepper (or use less and add red pepper flakes to your liking)
4 cups water
5 garlic cloves, finely minced
1/2 cup chopped Italian parsley (flat leaf) (I used dried)

     1.  Heat olive oil in a deep pot.  Add onions and cook, covered over low heat until tender and lightly 
          colored, about 25 minutes. 

     2.  Add tomatoes, tomato paste, basil, oregano, salt and pepper.  Simmer for 10 mins. Stir occasionally. 
     3.  Add water and cook very slowly, uncovered for 3 hours. 

     4.  Stir in the garlic and parsley and simmer for 5 minutes. 

     5.  Taste and correct seasoning, if necessary. 

Makes 3 quarts. 

*From the Silver Palate Cookbook


  1. Hello, and thank you for the recipe. I have been thinking about spaghetti and sauce this week. :) Hope you are doing well and enjoying Autumn (albeit a little slow in making its entrance).

  2. Sounds great. I just happen to have a pot of garden tomatoes I cooked down yesterday and I will sure give this a try. It sounds so good. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Thanks for sharing the recipe. It sounds wonderful.

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