Old fashioned pomodoro pasta sauce

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The way momma used to make. Slow cooking, easy to do, plenty of garlic and a healthy splash of olive oil. The secret is in the long simmer.

Serves: 4

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Tags: pasta · italian · tomato ·


Two cans diced tomatoes.
4-5 cloves of garlic.
1 tbsp raw sugar.
1 cup fresh basil.
2 tbsp olive oil.
Salt and pepper to taste.


- Put tomatoes, sugar, salt and pepper into a saucepan.
- Cut garlic cloves in half and stir through.
- Allow to simmer on low for 30 mins.
- After simmering, mash sauce and softened garlic with a potato masher.
- Cover and continue to let simmer for 10 mins.
- Remove from heat.
- Loosely chop basil and add basil and olive oil to the sauce, stirring through.
- Serve immediately with al dente pasta.


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