Spicy Tomato Sauce

Wine Pairing

Sangiovese, 2010

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
  • 2 28-ounce cans Italian-style tomatoes
  • 1 cup canned crushed tomatoes with added purée
  • 1/2 cup dry red wine

Directions

Heat oil in heavy large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, oregano, basil and crushed red pepper. Cover and cook until onion is translucent, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes. Add remaining ingredients; simmer gently, uncovered, until sauce thickens and measures 8 cups total, breaking up tomatoes with spoon and stirring occasionally, about 1 hour 15 minutes. Season sauce to taste with salt and pepper.

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