Sunday, October 4, 2009

Marinara Magnifica

This is delicious. It works for any pasta dish, and is even great on pizza.

2 tbsp. olive oil
6 cups chopped onion (about 3 medium)
1 tbsp. sugar
1/2 cup dry red wine
2 tsp. dried oregano
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. dried thyme
1/2 tsp. dried marjoram
1/2 tsp. dried basil
1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper
6 crushed garlc cloves
2 (28 oz. each) cans crushed tomatoes (do not drain)
2 (14.5 oz. each) cans diced toatoes (do not drain)
2 (6 oz. each) cans tomato paste

Heat oil in Dutch oven over medium heat. Add onion and sugar. Cook 30 minutes or til golden, stirring occasionally. Stir in wine and cook 1 minute. Add remaining ingredients; bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer 3 hours, stirring occasionally. Makes 9 cups.

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