Slow-Simmered Garlic Tomato Sauce
Recipe type: Sauce
Cuisine: Italian
  • 2 28-ounce cans good quality whole tomatoes
  • 1 small head garlic, cloves peeled and minced
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • kosher salt to taste
  • crushed red pepper flakes to taste
  • small bunch fresh oregano, leaves picked and chopped
  1. Heat a few large glugs of olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add the garlic and saute, stirring frequently until the garlic is softened and is just barely beginning to turn golden.
  2. Immediately add the canned tomatoes and reduce the heat to medium. Cook the sauce at slightly above a simmer for 35-45 minutes, occasionally stirring and crushing the tomatoes with a wooden spoon.
  3. Once the sauce has thickened and most of the tomatoes have broken down, season to taste with kosher salt, and add the crushed red pepper and fresh oregano. Simmer for an additional 10 minutes.
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