Easy Marinara spaghetti sauce!

Marinara (re: mariner’s) sauce is a southern Italian tomato sauce usually made with tomatoes, garlic, hepastacu2rbs, and onions, and there isn’t one of those ingredients that I have a problem with. In this authentic recipe, I also like to add some olives, mushrooms and a splash of red wine just to keep things interesting! The following recipe makes enough sauce for four hearty servings.


8 oz can of tomato sauce

1 clove of garlic, minced

2 tbs onion, minced

2 tbs bell peppers, minced

6 green olives, sliced thin

8 oz can of mushroom pcs, drained

1 tbs dried oregano

1 tbs dried basil

1 tsp olive oil

¼ cup water

splash of red wine


Mince the garlic, onion and bell pepper. Bring a small frying pan up to heat. Add the oil and after it gets hot, add in the onion, garlic and peppers and cook for about five minutes over medium heat. As soon as the onions are translucent, add in the tomato sauce along with the other herbs. Add the water and wine. Cook over low heat for about twenty minutes while the sauce reduces to a thick consistency. Taste occasionally until done. Note: Larger quantities can be made ahead of time and then frozen for use later on. See the YouTube movie at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5vtdx7r98c&feature=share&list=UUJ7CUejD67Bv7N1QtX-LnJA

About forsythkid

I am just a simple man with a head full of sand who is currently residing in a small town called Forsyth Missouri. I enjoy hiking, camping and all things related to gardening. I rec’d my degree from SIU majoring in Biology many moons ago and still maintain a great interest in the study of all living things. My hobbies include meteorology, the Finnish language and inhabiting cyberspace whenever possible.
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