Slow-Simmered Chunky Tomato Sauce

Serves 4

In a saucepan, saute onion and garlic in olive oil over moderate heat. Add wine and simmer for 30 - 45 seconds. Stir in tomatoes, sauce and beef broth, followed by bay leaves and herbs. Simmer on low for about 3 hours2, adding additional water occasionally to keep it from burning or becoming too thick. Taste, adjust seasonings as necessary.


  1. We happened to have a can left from a case lot sale. You could also use two to three Roma tomatoes, diced and tossed with basil, oregano and thyme.
  2. The sauce can be eaten long before the 3 hours is up but it won't have the depth of flavor that the long cooking process gives it.

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