Hearty Pasta Sauce
Serves: 4-6 Preheat Oven Temp: N/A
3 Tb. vegetable or olive oil
1/2 cup onion, chopped
1/4 cup green bell pepper, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 (28oz) can crushed, peeled tomatoes
1 6 oz can tomato paste
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
3 Tb. sugar
1 Tb. dried oregano or Italian seasoning
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper
1 Heat the oil in a large sauce pan over medium heat.
2 Add the onion, bell pepper, and garlic to the oil and sauté, stirring occasionally, for about 7 minutes, until browned.
3 Add the crushed tomatoes and the tomato paste and stir until well combined.
4 Add the Parmesan, sugar, oregano, salt and pepper. If you want to add ground meat, fry it in a pan and add it now before simmering.
5 Stir to blend all the ingredients together and bring the mixture to a simmer. Put the heat on low, cover and let simmer for 30-60 minutes.
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