Look for fire-roasted tomatoes (we used Muir Glen) in the organic section or with the canned tomatoes in your supermarket.
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
2 tablespoons chopped fresh or 2 teaspoons dried oregano
2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 (28-ounce) can crushed fire-roasted tomatoes, undrained
1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes, undrained
How to Make It
Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic, basil, parsley, and oregano; sauté 1 minute, stirring frequently. Stir in vinegar and remaining ingredients. Reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes.
Tastes ok. Just really seemed to be missing something. The slight smokey flavor from the fire-roasted tomatoes was nice. Not sure that makes up for the rest of the missing flavor. I tried the touch of sugar; then tried a bit more salt, then a bit more balsamic, and yet nothing brought it together.
November 07, 2013
The recipe is ok. I should have added a pinch of sugar like another reviewer, I think that would have helped. I did add sauteed mushrooms and some onions as well. That added a lot more flavor. I will make again, and add the sugar.
June 16, 2013
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August 01, 2012
Prepared this recipe to the letter with the exception of adding a "shtickle" of sugar. I learned to make spaghetti sauce from my Italian mother, it took all day! This is so much easier, quicker, and just as delicious! The fire-roasted tomatoes are key to the depth of flavor.
March 10, 2012
Really good. Added a pinch of sugar; personal peference.
November 23, 2011
Love this sauce the flavor is unbelievable....I made it for use in the Butternut Squash Lasagna recipe but I am definately going to make it for spaghetti!
September 20, 2010
This has been my go to recipe for pasta sauce for several years. Love it with the pasta shell recipe.
August 04, 2010
I love this sauce. I found the fire roasted tomatoes near the other canned tomatoes. I love the smoky flavor. We've made this sauce for other pasta dishes and just loved it. Easy to make and lots of flavor. Making the shells again tonight!