Sauce like mom used to make. Serve over your favorite pasta. Classic red sauce with onion, mushrooms and garlic.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
1 hr 30 mins
total:
1 hr 50 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a blender chop the whole tomatoes with juice and garlic until chunky. In a medium size pot, heat oil on medium high heat. Put onion and mushroom in and saute for about 5 minutes.

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  • Place in pot the blended tomatoes, crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, chopped green peppers, oregano and basil. Bring to boil, then lower to medium low, cover and stir periodically. Cook and reduce about 1 to 2 hours or to your liking.

Nutrition Facts

254 calories; protein 8.7g 17% DV; carbohydrates 36.4g 12% DV; fat 11.7g 18% DV; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 755.3mg 30% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (15)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
08/06/2005
This sauce was very good and easy however I did skip the green pepers and added meat and it still turned out good. Thanks for sharing your recipe my family loved it! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/23/2009
I was SUPER excited to try this recipe after reading the reviews but I HAD to have done something wrong. Though I did follow it to a "T". The sauce was very very bitter! It was also very bland... which surprised me. I tried adding some sugar and some other seasonings to help but nothing could rescue it. My family liked it and they ate it and my husband said he liked it(though I think he was just being sweet) but I personally couldn't stand it. I think I might try making it once more... but as it stands right now this was a total let down for me: ( Read More
(9)
26 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 18
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
08/06/2005
This sauce was very good and easy however I did skip the green pepers and added meat and it still turned out good. Thanks for sharing your recipe my family loved it! Read More
(30)
Rating: 5 stars
05/09/2007
Delicious! My boyfriend loved this sauce. I was so angry because the mushrooms I had went bad so I had to leave them out. The sauce was great without them though! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/03/2003
This is such an easy recipe! It came out wonderful and I used the sauce for eggplant parmigiana. Thank you for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/19/2008
This sauce was excellent and very fresh tasting. I added some water to make it a little thinner. It was to thick for my taste. Also I added a few packets of sugar to make it a little more sweet. A few extra added spices and this was perfect. I will never buy jarred pasta sauce again. Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
02/14/2006
I love this sauce. I didn't have mushrooms but improvised with a small amount of brown sugar minced garlic and lean ground beef. It is an excellent foundational recipe for Italian dishes. Read More
(10)
Rating: 1 stars
01/23/2009
I was SUPER excited to try this recipe after reading the reviews but I HAD to have done something wrong. Though I did follow it to a "T". The sauce was very very bitter! It was also very bland... which surprised me. I tried adding some sugar and some other seasonings to help but nothing could rescue it. My family liked it and they ate it and my husband said he liked it(though I think he was just being sweet) but I personally couldn't stand it. I think I might try making it once more... but as it stands right now this was a total let down for me: ( Read More
(9)
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Rating: 5 stars
11/17/2006
Taste exactly what my Mom used to make. Ah! the memories...She is gone now. But I can finally recreate her recipe thanks to you...It was marvelous. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/04/2006
This is a delicious sauce recipe. I omitted the mushrooms but it turned out well. I added a pound of ground beef I had sauteed with spices and had a delicious meat sauce to serve over pasta. Thanks. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
11/27/2008
First time making sauce. This sauce came out AMAZING. I didn't add mushrooms basil and and crushed tomatoes. i only used whole tomatoes. Came out so good.. I did add 2 teaspoons of salt and 2 teaspoons of sugar to make it a little more sweet since it did taste a little bitter. Great Recipe. Thanks... Read More
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