Marinara

Nothing beats making your own sauce. Perfect for your favourite pasta, or use use as a base for other dishes like chilli. I often make large batches and portion and freeze it in freezer bags. That way I always have some on hand. Turn it into a tasty bolognese by adding cooked ground beef or Italian sausage. Makes approximately 4 cups of sauce.

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 40 minutes

1 28 oz can crushed Italian tomatoes

1/2 cup red wine

1 small onion finely chopped

1 carrot finely chopped

1 stalk celery finely chopped

1 tsp salt

1 tsp sugar

1 tbsp dry oregano

1/2 cup fresh basil leaves

2 tbsp olive oil

Heat olive oil in large sauce pan on medium. Sauté onion, carrot and celery with chilli flakes for about 7 minutes until softened. Add tomatoes, wine, salt, pepper, oregano and sugar. Stir well. Cover and simmer on low heat for 30-40 minutes. Throw in basil in the last 5 minutes.

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