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  • 2 cups (475 ml) diced yellow onion
  • 1 quart (950 ml) tomato puree
  • 1 quart (950 ml) chopped tomatoes
  • 1 cup (225 ml) dry red wine
  • 3 tbsp (45 ml) tomato paste
  • 6 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1-1/2 tsp (7 ml) basil
  • 1/2 tsp (2 ml) oregano
  • 5 tbsp (70 ml) butter
  • 1/2 tsp (2 ml) black pepper
  • 1/2 t red pepper flakes
  • 1 lb (.5 kg) ground meat, optional (see comments)
  • Brown the butter in a large, heavy stock-pot (This is an important step.)
  • Add the onions and cook them for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Add everything else and cook covered for 1 1/2 hours over medium/low heat.
  • Uncover and cook for 1/2 hour longer to thicken the sauce.
  • Enjoy!
cooking time: 2 hours This freezes beautifully. For a meat sauce, add 1 lb. browned, ground pork, beef, or turkey meat.

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