There are a lot of Italians in this world and I’d say just about every single one makes their gravy (tomato sauce) a little differently.  If you are looking for traditional check out my Tomato Sauce Recipe.  If you want to try something is a slightly different texture, try this rustic version.  It’s delish!  It’s fabulous served over pasta, polenta, or quinoa, and is also fab on some toasts as a super easy appetizer.

Rustic Tomato Sauce

Serves 6

What you’ll need:

1 medium onion, halved and sliced

olive oil

1 28oz. can of whole san marzano tomatoes

3 cloves of garlic, chopped

a pinch of sugar

a stem of fresh basil, chopped

salt and pepper to taste

What you’ll do:

In a large frying pan over medium heat, saute the onion in some olive oil and a pinch of salt until soft.  Add in the can of tomatoes, stir and let simmer for about 5 minutes.  Using a wooden spoon break up the tomatoes.  Add the sugar and garlic and simmer another few minutes.  Stir in the basil and serve over pasta, polenta, quinoa, etc.

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