Marinara Sauce

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This delicious Marinara Sauce uses San Marzano tomatoes, the famous plum tomato from Italy. These tomatoes are known for their sweet flavor, low acidity, firm pulp, and their deep red color. Use this sauce for pasta, pizza, or any dish calling for an Italian red sauce.

Ingredients

 2 14-ounce cans diced tomatoes (San Marzano tomatoes are best)
 4 shallots
 3 olive oil
 8 cloves garlic, minced
 16 fresh basil leaves
 2 teaspoons dry oregano
 ½ teaspoon black pepper powder
 1 teaspoon red chili (like cayenne), optional
 2 tablespoons sugar
 Salt to taste

Instructions

1

In a saucepan, add oil, shallots, garlic, basil, and dry oregano. Mix well. Cook until fragrant, about 1 to 2 minutes.

2

Add diced tomatoes, sugar, red chili, black pepper, and salt and it let it cook for 5 to 7 minutes.

3

Mash the tomatoes with potato masher until tomatoes are broken down or leave some chunky bits according to your preference. If you like a smoother sauce, use a blender or a blender stick and puree until the sauce is free of chunks, being careful that the hot sauce does not splatter and burn you.

4

Enjoy the sauce on pizza or pasta with the veggies of your choice.

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Ingredients

 2 14-ounce cans diced tomatoes (San Marzano tomatoes are best)
 4 shallots
 3 olive oil
 8 cloves garlic, minced
 16 fresh basil leaves
 2 teaspoons dry oregano
 ½ teaspoon black pepper powder
 1 teaspoon red chili (like cayenne), optional
 2 tablespoons sugar
 Salt to taste

Directions

1

In a saucepan, add oil, shallots, garlic, basil, and dry oregano. Mix well. Cook until fragrant, about 1 to 2 minutes.

2

Add diced tomatoes, sugar, red chili, black pepper, and salt and it let it cook for 5 to 7 minutes.

3

Mash the tomatoes with potato masher until tomatoes are broken down or leave some chunky bits according to your preference. If you like a smoother sauce, use a blender or a blender stick and puree until the sauce is free of chunks, being careful that the hot sauce does not splatter and burn you.

4

Enjoy the sauce on pizza or pasta with the veggies of your choice.

Marinara Sauce