Bill's Sunday Gravy

My Father-In-Law Bill came down to visit a while back and he made some awesome Marinara.  It was so delicious, I had to get the recipe to share.  The Sauce had great color, texture and best of all – taste.  It is a simple recipe that uses the best ingredients.  The best types of recipes are the ones that use basic ingredients to their best potential.  There is no need to add a ton of seasonings when you start with the best ingredients.

Bill’s Sunday Gravy (Marinara)

In a large saucepan or stock pot over medium/high heat, add the olive oil and onions.  Stir and then add the garlic.  Continue to stir until the onions turn translucent and slightly start to brown.

Sweat the onions and garlic

Add the two cans of crushed tomatoes and the tomato puree.

Add the tomatoes

Season with the oregano, basil, red pepper flake and salt.

Season

Bring to a boil and then reduce and simmer for 30 minutes.

Toss with freshly cooked pasta

We boiled up some spaghetti and then tossed it with the sauce.  However, this recipe makes a lot so you can use what you need and then refrigerate the rest.  It is a super simple but super tasty meal.

Bill's Sunday Gravy (Marinara)
The perfect Marinara Sauce.
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 8
Author: Bill
Ingredients
  • 2 28 oz cans crushed tomatoes...prefer Roma
  • 1 10.75 oz tomato purée
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 med onion finely diced
  • 1 tbsp oregano
  • 2 tbsp parsley
  • 1 tbsp basil
  • 1 tsp red pepper crushed to taste
  • Salt to taste
Instructions
  1. In a large saucepan or stock pot over medium/high heat, add the olive oil and onions. Stir and then add the garlic. Continue to stir until the onions turn translucent and slightly start to brown.
  2. Add the two cans of crushed tomatoes and the tomato pastes.
  3. Season with the oregano, basil, red pepper flake and salt.
  4. Bring to a boil and then reduce and simmer for 30 minutes.

 

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3 Comments

  1. I use a similar recipe, but it includes some white wine. Try it. Yum!

  2. nibblemethis Reply

    I like a good marinara and need to use it more often. Given the quantities and time of year, I am assuming the herbs are dried?

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