Homemade Tomato Sauce With Sausage
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Serves: 6
 
Pass on the store bought pasta sauce and whip up your own homemade sauce in minutes.
Ingredients
  • 1 (28 ounce) can of crushed tomatoes
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced OR 1 teaspoon dried garlic
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional items used in this recipe:
  • 1 pound Italian sausage with the casing removed
  • 1 sweet red pepper, diced
  • feta cheese
Instructions
  1. If using sausage, start by running a sharp knife down the side of the Italian sausage to split the casing. Pull off the casing and discard it. Place all the sausage in a large sauce pan and cook over medium heat, breaking into crumbles with spoon or spatula, until no longer pink. Drain off any fat especially if your not using pastured pork.
  2. While the sausage is cooking dice your onion. See tips below for info on freezing onions. Add your onions to the pot with the sausage. Stir the mixture and continue to cook for another 2 or 3 minutes. Add the tomatoes, basil, oregano as well as the minced or dried garlic to the pot. Add salt and pepper to taste. Allow the sauce to cook for 15 to 20 minutes so the flavors can blend together. When done serve over your favorite pasta, spaghetti squash or zucchini noodles. We also topped our pasta with a bit of feta cheese. You may prefer some other type.
Recipe by Remake My Plate at http://remakemyplate.com/homemade-tomato-sauce-with-sausage/