Pasta Sauce
INGREDIENTS
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup dry red wine or 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • a few shakes of red pepper
  • large can tomato puree
DIRECTIONS
  1. Heat oil in a saucepan or large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic; sauté 5 minutes. Stir in wine and next 6 ingredients (wine through tomatoes), and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium, and cook, uncovered, about 15 minutes. (The longer you simmer the better it becomes.)
RECIPE BACKSTORY
heavily adapted from Cooking Light