Marinara Sauce Aka grandma's Sauce Recipe

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  1. Brown sausage in separate pan.
  2. Garlic press the garlic (or mince) and brown in the olive oil in a large pot. When brown, add sliced onion and cook until slightly translucent.
  3. Add tomatoe paste to onion mixture and mix thoroughly. Add crushed tomatoes, basil, salt, pepper and water and stir well.
  4. Finally, add sausage (and/or meatballs-see my other recipe) and bring to light boil.
  5. Once boiling, decrease heat to simmer and cover . Cook on simmer for 3-4 hours stirring occassionly.
  6. If you can't wait the full 3-4 hours add a dash of sugar and it equals about 1 hour of cooking time.
  7. Add red wine during the last 30 minutes of cooking.
  8. Suggestion: Serve over pasta with grated parmesan, salad, and bread - .
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 892.93 Kcal (3739 kJ)
Calories from fat 673.04 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 74.78g 115%
Cholesterol 171.76mg 57%
Sodium 1868.67mg 78%
Potassium 803.92mg 17%
Total Carbs 12.15g 4%
Sugars 5.43g 22%
Dietary Fiber 1.25g 5%
Protein 32.75g 66%
Vitamin C 10.3mg 17%
Iron 2.9mg 16%
Calcium 75.9mg 8%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 231.48 Kcal (969 kJ)
Calories from fat 174.48 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19.39g 115%
Cholesterol 44.53mg 57%
Sodium 484.44mg 78%
Potassium 208.41mg 17%
Total Carbs 3.15g 4%
Sugars 1.41g 22%
Dietary Fiber 0.32g 5%
Protein 8.49g 66%
Vitamin C 2.7mg 17%
Iron 0.8mg 16%
Calcium 19.7mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 23.8
  • 23

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Total Fat

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