This is a basic Italian sauce that can be used in any dish, including lasagne, cannelloni, ravioli, etc. It's very easy and tastes so good! Also, it smells like heaven!

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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Puree tomatoes in blender or food processor until smooth. Pour into a large saucepan with the red wine vinegar, sugar, paprika, salt, garlic, crushed red pepper, cinnamon stick and cloves. Simmer over medium-low heat, covered, until thickened and flavors have blended, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove cinnamon stick and cloves before serving.

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Nutrition Facts

96.9 calories; protein 1.8g 4% DV; carbohydrates 18.6g 6% DV; fat 2.4g 4% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 458.4mg 18% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (8)

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9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 1 stars
03/10/2005
This was way too sweet and the vinegar was too much. I added tomato paste basil oregano and beef broth to try to thicken the sauce and cut the vinegar and sugar. I will not make this again. Read More
(9)
Rating: 4 stars
08/30/2003
Really good flavor but I found it too sweet. I would cut the sugar in half next time. Also the sauce is a bit too watery for lasagne so I added some tomato paste to thicken it up. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
08/02/2007
Won't make THIS again....wasted a lot of good tomatoes on this one! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
02/16/2010
it was a little sweet as is so i made the following changes: i cut the sugar in half and added 1/8 tsp. ground cinnamon instead of placing a stick in the sauce... i also omitted the cloves but added 1/8 tsp ground peppercorns. i also added sliced ring bolgna and stewed it with the sauce. it absorbed the flavor nicely. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
06/03/2019
me and wifes new boyfriend make this all the time he loves it, Read More
(1)
Rating: 3 stars
06/05/2015
I think half the sugar is more than enough. Eleven tomatoes gave me almost 5 pounds of tomatoes. They were sweet enough naturally so I put in 2 Tbsp of sugar and that was fine to compensate for acidity. Pretty good otherwise. Thank you for your recipe. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
05/03/2016
The sauce was tasteless and unless you and your family love spicy I do not recommend putting that much crushed pepper in. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
07/20/2012
A little on the sweet side I will definetely cut the sugar maybe even just add a pinch the next time i make this. Read More