In Search of the Ultimate Spaghetti/Pizza/Pasta Sauce Recipe

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  1. In large pot combine crushed tomatoes, tomato puree and diced tomatoes.
  2. Add 1/2 cup of red wine and 1/2 cup water.
  3. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to simmer.
  4. Stir in seasonings (salt, pepper, oregano, basil) and grated cheese.
  5. In frying pan heat olive oil and brown sausage or meat-balls.
  6. Remove the meat from the pan (saving the drippings) and add to the simmering sauce.
  7. In the same frying pan sauté the onions and garlic (adding more oil if necessary) until translucent.
  8. Add onions and garlic to simmer sauce.
  9. Deglaze the frying pan with 1/2 cup of red wine and add to the simmering sauce.
  10. Stirring occasionally, simmer for three hours or until of desired consistency.
  11. To thicken sauce crack the lid and allow to cook down.
  12. To thin add a little more red wine.
  13. Serve on spaghetti, ravioli or use on pizza.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 214.5 Kcal (898 kJ)
Calories from fat 116.96 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Cholesterol 26.3mg 9%
Sodium 846.96mg 35%
Potassium 231.29mg 5%
Total Carbs 5.96g 2%
Sugars 2.62g 10%
Dietary Fiber 0.44g 2%
Protein 13.88g 28%
Vitamin C 2.5mg 4%
Iron 0.8mg 5%
Calcium 104.7mg 10%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 142.32 Kcal (596 kJ)
Calories from fat 77.6 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8.62g 20%
Cholesterol 17.45mg 9%
Sodium 561.97mg 35%
Potassium 153.47mg 5%
Total Carbs 3.96g 2%
Sugars 1.74g 10%
Dietary Fiber 0.29g 2%
Protein 9.21g 28%
Vitamin C 1.6mg 4%
Iron 0.6mg 5%
Calcium 69.5mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Find out how many calories should you eat.


  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 5.3
  • 5

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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