Fresh Tomato Marinara Sauce

Published in Recipes, Other Author: CentraCare

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ onion, chopped
  • 8 large tomatoes, peeled and cut into big chunks
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ½ cup red wine
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon fennel seed
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar, or more to taste

Directions

  1. Heat olive oil in a stockpot over medium heat. Cook and stir onion in hot oil until softened, about 5 minutes; add tomatoes, garlic and bay leaf. Bring the liquid from the tomatoes to a boil, reduce to medium-low, and simmer mixture until tomatoes are softened, about 30 minutes.
  2. Stir red wine, honey, basil, oregano, marjoram, salt, black pepper, fennel seed, and crushed red pepper into the tomato mixture; bring again to a simmer and cook until herbs have flavored the sauce, about 30 minutes more.
  3. Stir balsamic vinegar into the sauce.

Yield: 6 servings

Nutritional Information Per Serving

  • Calories: 147
  • Fat: 7.4 g.
  • Cholesterol 0 g.
  • Sodium: 403 mg
  • Carbs: 16.5 g.
  • Protein: 2.7 g
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