Thursday, April 19, 2012

Easy Marinara Sauce

Work has been a little crazy the last couple of weeks so I've not had as much time to cook elaborate meals. As a result we've eaten out a little more than normal, and the meals I have cooked have been either ones I can cook from memory, or those than can be made in less than an hour.

This meal was a quick substitute for my usual spicy spaghetti and turkey meatballs that, while delicious, takes close to two hours from start to finish. Instead of 2 hours, we were ready to eat in 45 minutes, which is great for a busy weeknight. So keep this in mind the next time you want a quick meal that tastes fresh and homemade. And leave the take out for another night.

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Easy Marinara Sauce

1 28 ounce can whole plum tomatoes (preferably San Marzano tomatoes)
5 tablespoons butter
1 medium yellow onion halved
1 tablespoon dark brown sugar

Roughly chop the canned tomatoes.
 Place in a large saucepan with the onion and butter.  Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 45 minutes.
 After 45 minutes remove the onion and discard.
 Add the brown sugar and stir until mixed in.
 Serve over whole wheat spaghetti and grilled Italian sausage.
Source: Adapted from Steamy Kitchen

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