A meaty sauce with plenty of fresh basil and garlic. A very good sauce that also freezes well.
INGREDIENTS (for 3 servings):
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2 pounds Italian sausage, casings removed
- 2 large onions, chopped
- 1/4 cup chopped garlic
- 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
- 2 (28 ounce) cans whole peeled tomatoes
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup chopped fresh basil
- salt and pepper to taste
In a large saucepan heat oil and saute sausage until brown, about 6 minutes. Add onion and garlic to pot and saute about 8 minutes. Mix in tomato paste, tomatoes, water and basil. Bring to a boil. Break up tomatoes. Reduce heat to medium and simmer until thickened, about 45 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.