Family-size quantity of tomato sauce with hot sausage, flavored with oregano, basil, garlic and red wine.
INGREDIENTS (for 8 servings):
- 1 large diced onion
- 20 cloves garlic
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper
- 2 (4 ounce) links hot Italian sausage
- 1 cup dried oregano
- 1/4 cup dried basil
- 7 (28 ounce) cans whole peeled tomatoes
- 1 cup red wine
In a medium skillet, cook sausages over medium heat until juices run clear. Drain, and cut into bite sized pieces. Set aside.
In large (13 quart) stock pot over medium heat, saute onion, garlic and crushed red pepper in olive oil until golden brown. Stir in sausage pieces, half the oregano and half the basil, and cook 10 minutes. Stir in the tomatoes, increase the heat to high and bring to a boil.
Stir in the remaining oregano and basil, reduce heat to low, and simmer 90 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Pour in the red wine, and with a handheld mixer, carefully blend the sauce in the pot until the tomatoes have been chopped into small pieces and the sauce is thick and chunky. Serve.