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Mom's Tomato Sauce

1 lb. meat of your choosing (chopped beef, meatballs, sausage, meatloaf mix, pork chops,
     boneless pork, or veal all work well)
2 T. oil (if you are making a meatless sauce)
2 cloves garlic, minced
7 cups pureed plum tomatoes
1 T. tomato paste (optional, for added flavor or to thicken)
1 1/2 T. dried parsley
1 tsp. dried oregano
1 1/2 T. dried basil
1 1/2 T. dried onions
1/2 tsp. dried crushed red pepper (optional)
2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. black pepper

Brown meat in bottom of pan, then add in garlic. If you are making a meatless sauce, slightly saute the garlic in the oil. Add all the remaining ingredients, and simmer uncovered for hours. If the sauce thickens too much, add a little water to thin out. Periodically taste-test; add salt as needed. Serve over your favorite cooked pasta or use as an ingredient in your favorite Italian dish



Recipe from the "Mangia, Figlie" blog by Maria M. Boyer.
Original publish date of this recipe, February 11, 2010.