No. 1 : Quick Recipe

Perfectly Easy Tomato Sauce

  • 3 TB Olive Oil
  • 3 Cups Chopped Red Onion
  • 2 TB Italian Seasoning 
  • 3 Grated Garlic Cloves
  • 1 Cup Dry Red Wine OR Veggie Broth
  • 4 Cans (15 oz) Fire Roasted Tomatoes
  • Sea Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper

Step One

Heat the oil in a sauté pan and cook the onion with the Italian Seasoning over medium heat until soft about 5 minutes. Add the garlic cloves and cook and stir until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the wine and simmer for 5 minutes.

Step Two 

Add the tomatoes and a healthy sprinkle of salt and pepper, bring to a simmer and cook over medium heat for 30 minutes (or more), or until the sauce thickens. 

No. 2 : Kitchen Scoop

We are using Italian seasoning in this easy pasta sauce for both convenience and flavor. Italian seasoning is most often made from a blend of dried basil, mar- joram, parsley, thyme and oregano – all Mediterranean herbs that bring lots of taste to the table. Dried herbs are a very concentrated source of both fla- vor and nutrition – among the most nutritious greens you can find. They are very rich in a widerange of disease-fighting phyto- chemicals. Almost all green herbs have potent anti-flammatory properties!

No. 3 : Clever Idea

Make a BIG batch of tomato sauce – triple or quadruple the recipe. To freeze, place the sauce in gallon ziplock bags and place flat on a sheet tray. When frozen, stack the bags vertically in the freezer. They will be super easy to pull out for a quick dinner.

No. 4 :

Allegrini Palazzo Della Torre
Veneto, Italy
About $18

This wine is made using a creative take on the ‘ripasso’ technique, a method that is celebrated in the Veneto area of Italy. Most of the grapes are vinified at harvest time; while the rest are set aside to partially dry. In January, the wine is blended with the juice from the dried grapes and undergoes a second fermentation. Made with a traditional blend of Corvina and Rondinella grapes and a small amount of the Sangiovese grape, its easy to enjoy wine with almost any red-sauced dish.

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