Homemade Marinara Sauce Recipe

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This recipe is very versitle. Perfect with pasta dishes, fried green tomatoes or grilled vegetables.
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Ingredients
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cups onion - chopped
  • 1 green pepper - diced
  • 2 stalks celery - minced
  • 8 ounces mushrooms - chopped
  • 2 medium zucchini - diced
  • 3 fresh tomatoes - diced
  • 1 handful of fresh basil leaves - chopped
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 (1 lb. 13 oz. can) tomatoes or 6 fresh tomatoes - skinned
  • 6 ounces tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 6 cloves garlic - minced
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley - minced
  • 1 tablespoon oregano
Container: dutch oven or kettle
Directions
PREP
20 mins
COOK
1 hr
READY IN
1.5 hrs
  • Heat oil in a dutch oven.
  • Add onion, bell pepper, celery, mushrooms, zucchini, tomatoes, basil leaves, thyme and salt.
  • Sauté over medium heat until the onion is very soft, 10-15 minutes.
  • Add another can (1 lb. 13 oz.) tomatoes or approximately 1 1/2 pounds of fresh tomatoes, skinned.
  • Add in the tomato paste, honey and pepper.
  • Use a spoon to break apart the tomatoes.
  • Bring to a boil then lower heat and simmer, partially covered 20-30 minutes.
  • Add garlic, fresh parsley and 1 tablespoon oregano.
  • Cook for 10 more minutes.
  • At this point the sauce can sit for several hours in the pot or be refrigerated, covered for up to one week.
  • Heat gently before serving.
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