Recipe by PAcklam
"We built this recipe from a lot of trial and error and a little experimentation with the wine selection. It has a sweet flavor with just a little zing to keep things interesting. Great for all types of italian dishes. We even used it for Italian sausage bombers."
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Spanish onion, chopped
green bell pepper, chopped
garlic, finely chopped
ground black pepper
red pepper flakes
4 (14.5 ounce) cans
1 (14 ounce) can
2 (6 ounce) cans
We loved this!! Mr. LTH commented multiple times what a great meal this was. I used my meatballs (Meatball Nirvana) and a combination of linguini & fettucini as vehicles for this sauce. I'm lazy, so I tossed everything in the crock pot on high for 1 hour, then turned it to low (and added my already cooked meatballs) for the next few hours. Surprisingly, we were out of tomato sauce, so i subbed crushed tomatoes. I also had to sub red wine for white wine when I realized we were out of that, too. I increased the crushed red to almost a teaspoon, and it was perfect. I WILL make this again. THANK YOU for the recipe, PAcklam!
I used one sweet onion that I ran through the food processor with the garlic for a finer texture. I omitted the green pepper only because I did not have any and I went easy on the salt. I only had burgundy wine on hand, I used equal amounts in place of the white wine. I made no other changes. I paired this with Meatball Nirvana for homemade meatball sandwiches. EXCELLENT marinara sauce. I seriously can't stop taste testing it. This recipe's a keeper.
So simple and oh so YUM! I didn't measure anything (mom never did so I never do), used fresh tomatoes and only had red wine. Thanks for a great marinara recipe! Brown Sugar....WOW :-)
Would give 4.5 stars if I could. This recipe went together quickly, and the flavor is exquisite! I would never have thought to use brown sugar, but it adds a little more depth of flavor (while cutting the tomatoes' acidity) than does white sugar. I did find the texture a little too chunky for me, so next time, I will use petite diced tomatoes. This recipe makes a lot, so I split the sauce into fourths; one went into the fridge, and the other three portions are in the freezer for later. This is probably going to become my go-to sauce recipe; thanks so much for sharing it!
The whole family loved this! My husband keeps saying "Do not lose this recipe!" I had lots of fresh tomatoes from the garden, so I used that instead of caned. Also did not have red pepper flakes on hand. Did not change anything else. Great recipe, thank you!!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Easy Marinara Sauce
Serving Size: 1/16 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 16
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 26
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