Basic Red Sauce

Sauce used in the 1-2-3 Lasagna recipe.


28-oz can whole peeled tomatoes
1 Tbsp olive oil
3/4 cups yellow onions
1/2 tsp minced garlic
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp dried basil
1/4 tsp dried oregano
1/8 tsp ground black pepper
2, 15-oz cans tomato sauce
1-1/2 Tbsp tomato paste
1 cups water
1/2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp Emeril’s Essence



Place the tomatoes in a large bowl and squeeze to break into small pieces. Set aside.

In a heavy 5-quart pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onions, garlic, salt, basil, oregano and black pepper, and cook, stirring, until soft, 5 minutes. Add the tomato sauce, tomato paste, water, sugar, 1/2 tsp. Essence and reserved crushed tomatoes, stir well, and bring to a simmer. Lower the heat to medium-low, and simmer uncovered for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Remove from the heat, and use as needed.



5-1/4 cups (about enough for the 1-2-3 Lasagna recipe)



Food Network, Emeril Lagasse

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