Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Spaghetti & Meetballs in Chunky Marinara

The Sopranos is over, but Italian still reigns supreme on Sunday nights in theNewman household.

This week it was Spaghetti and Meetballs in Chunky Marinara.

Chunky Marinara:
2 14 oz cans of diced tomatoes with the juice, no salt added
1 8 oz can of tomato sauce
1 6 oz can of tomato paste
1 tbsp basil, dried
1 tbsp sugar (prefer evaporated cane/raw sugar)
1 tbsp molasses
2 tbsp olive oil
6 cloves (or one head) of garlic, minced
1 medium yellow onion, finely diced

Place tomatoes, sauce, paste, basil, sugar, and molasses in a large stock pot. Bring to a simmer on Medium-Low heat. Meanwhile, in a skillet place the olive oil, garlic and onions and saute until garlic is fragrant and onions are translucent, about 10 minutes. Add garlic and onions to the pot. Cover and continue to simmer for 20 more minutes. Uncover and simmer for ten more minutes. Makes plenty of sauce, enough for at least 2 pounds of pasta!


Julie said...

I just made your chunky marinara--it was SO good. Thanks for the recipe :]

Joni Marie Newman said...

YAY! I'm glad you liked it!

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