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Tomato & Red Wine Sauce

Marinara Sauce
Invites you try this simple yet so flavorful sauce. We usually call it all purpose sauce. Use it with any kind of pasta Or add 2-3 tbsp of sauce while cooking Red Kidney Beans. You will love the results.
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Marinara Sauce

Marinara Sauce
Total Time Prep Time Cook Time Serves 2


  • 6 Cup Tomatoes  (diced)
  • 1/4 Cup Wine  (Red Wine)
  • Salt and Black Pepper  (To Taste)
  • 2 tbsp Basil  (Fresh Basil)
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil  
  • 1 Yellow Onion  (Medium )
  • 2-3 Garlic  (Cloves)
  • 1/2 tsp Sugar  
  • 1/4 tsp Red Pepper Flakes  
  • 1 tbsp Italian Seasoning  (Dry Herbs)


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  • Step for Recipe - Marinara Sauce
    1. In a heavy bottom soup pot, heat oil and add onions. Fry till these start to caramelize. Add garlic and Herbs and cook for 4-5 minutes. If using fresh herbs, then wait to add those at end.
    Step for Recipe - Marinara Sauce
    2. Deglaze with 1/4 cup of red wine. Cook for 2 minutes. Now add tomatoes with juice . Add sugar and red pepper (if using).
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    3. Bring to boil and then simmer for about 1 hr. Add fresh basil half way through cooking.
    Step for Recipe - Marinara Sauce
    4. If like chunky sauce then this is it... Pour it over any kind of pasta you like and enjoy !! Or you can use emulsion blender / food mill to grind sauce to fine paste.
Savita's Notes:
You can also prepare it ahead of time (Consume within 1 week) Or freeze for later use.

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  1. Thanks for this excellent recipe. I am so excited to try this.