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Chuck's Tomato Sauce

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings
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Ingredients

Olive oil

1 large diced onion

2 cloves garlic, chopped

Chile flakes

1 (28 ounce) tin whole tomatoes

1/2 cup water

1 pinch sugar

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

1 large handful fresh basil leaves

Directions

  1. Coat a pot on medium heat with olive oil. When the olive oil is hot add the diced onion.
  2. Let the onions heat for about 3 minutes, you want your onions translucent and not caramelized or browned. After 1 minute add the chopped garlic and let heat for 2 minutes more. Stir in a pinch of chili flakes and the tin of tomatoes. With a fork, break down the tomatoes into smaller chunks. Add the sugar, water and salt and pepper to taste. Add the fresh basil leaves. Let the sauce simmer on medium-low heat for 20 to 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Serve on pasta as is, or take it up a level with sausage, mushrooms, olives, etc. The sauce will keep in the fridge for a week, or in an airtight container in your freezer for a month.