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Basic Sauce

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Direct from Aunt Ivana. This is a simple tomato sauce that can be used in dishes like Veal Parmesan and Cannelloni, or served over spaghetti as a nice change.


Place a saucepot on the stove; turn heat to just under medium and fry:

Let everybody get to know each other for 3-4 minutes, and then add:

When the veggies look happy (after 6-7 minutes), add:

Turn up heat to bring to a boil. When boiling, turn heat down and simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes. Then pass contents through a food mill (using medium blade) or let cool and then blend. Serve with pasta or use in another recipe.