Holy sugar, Batman! I am known for my sweet tooth, but this was just ridiculous. Had I known, I would have cut the sugar amount in half -- at least! You need some to counteract the acidity of the tomatoes, but a 1/2 cup is what you'd put in cookies, not tomato sauce. I had to add almost a cup of cooking wine and tons of salt, and they still didn't mask the overwhelmingly sweet taste.
I thought the rest of the recipe was pretty good, so next time I'll add more olive oil (there was no olive flavor at all, and you'll note that many pros use olive oils in their tomato sauce to give it a rich flavor). I did take another reviewer's suggestion and used only one 6-oz. can of tomato paste and added a 15-oz. can of tomato sauce. Also, I used no water. I can't imagine adding water! If anything, I would sub it with cooking wine (or drinking wine). Why waste flavor on water as an ingredient?
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Holy sugar, Batman! I am known for my sweet tooth, but this was just ridiculous. Had I...