*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                       SICILIAN SAUCE FOR PIZZA (TDN)
 
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 Serving Size  : 10   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Sauces
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    3       tb           Olive oil
    1                    Med. onion, finely chopped
    2       ts           Dried basil, crumbled
    1       t            Dried oregano, crumbled
    2                    Lg. garlic cloves, minced
    2       tb           Tomato paste
    1                    28 oz. can crushed tomatoes
                         -with added puree
                         Salt & freshly ground pepper
                         -to taste
 
   In a medium saucepan over medium heat, heat oil; add
   onion, basil and oregano.  Cook until onion softens
   slightly, stirring occasionally about 6 minutes.  Mix
   in garlic and cook 2 minutes.  Add tomato paste and
   cook 3 minutes, stirring often.  Add tomatoes and
   bring to a simmer, crushing tomatoes with back of
   spoon.  Simmer until sauce is very thick, about 45
   minutes.  Season with salt and pepper.
   
   Sace can be prepared ahead.  Cover and refrigerate 1
   week or freeze up to 1 month.
   
   Makes about 2 1/2 cups.
   
   When ready to make pizza, top with your favorite items
   and back at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes or until
   crust is lightly browned and sauce is bubbly.  Watch
   carefully the last 5 minutes to make sure crust
   doesn't burn.
   
   Assorted recipes from the Detroit News, entered by
   Diane Pahl
  
 
 
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