Sugo Recipe

Sugo di Pomodoro is a basic Italian "sauce" recipe. To enhance tomato flavor, this recipe employs few ingredients and slow cooking. Serve with spaghetti or use as a delicious tomato sauce.

– 2 tablespoons olive oil – 1 small onion, diced – 3 cloves garlic, smashed (not minced) – 28 ounce can San Marzano tomatoes, whole – ½ cup red wine (optional) – 1 teaspoon granulated sugar (optional) – ¼ cup fresh basil leave – kosher salt to taste



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Place olive oil in a pot on medium heat. After warming the oil, add the diced onion and cook for 2-3 minutes to soften.

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Smash garlic cloves and add to pot. Remove the garlic from the pot and discard after 2 minutes of sweating with the onions.

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If using, add San Marzano tomatoes and red wine. Cover and boil for 20 minutes, stirring periodically. 

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Cut tomatoes in half with kitchen shears or a knife after removing the lid. If using, add sugar and boil until sauce thickens, 30–40 minutes.

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Crush tomatoes with an immersion blender after turning off the heat. Add shredded basil. Check seasonings and add kosher salt. Serve now or refrigerate.

Calories: 136kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 286mg | Potassium: 450mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 312IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 2mg 


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