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  • 2 (14 oz) cans tomatoes, chpd
  • 1 small onion, chpd
  • minced garlic, to taste
  • 1 stem or more, fresh basil, chpd (just the leaves)
  • 8 stems or more, fresh cilantro, chpd (just the leaves)
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper (may want to use less)
  • 1/4 - 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes


  • In a large skillet, saute the onion and garlic in olive oil.
  • Chop the basil and cilantro. Add all of the above ingredients (except the basil and cilantro)to the skillet and bring to a boil. Lower heat, cover and simmer for about 45 minutes.
  • Remove cover for the last 10-15 minutes to thicken, if desired.
  • Add the basil and cilantro during the last 5 minutes of cooking.
  • Serve over hot, cooked cheese tortellini or pasta.
  • Using a pizza cutter to cut up the basil and cilantro works very well.

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