Friday, December 21, 2007


Ground beef, browned with minced onion, s&p or meatballs

Smoky Tomato Sauce
-Better Homes & Gardens

2 Tbsp. olive oil
1 large onion, finely chopped
8 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp. dried or 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil
2 tsp. dried or 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh oregano
2 (28 oz) cans crushed tomatoes
1/3 cup tomato paste
1 1/2 tsp. smoked paprika or paprika
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. ground black pepper

In a Dutch oven, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add the onion, garlic, basil, and oregano; cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is tender, about 4 to 5 minutes. Add the tomatoes, tomato paste, smoked paprika, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium-low; Simmer, covered, stirring occasionally, for 20 minutes.

Makes about 7 cups.

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