Chuck's Pasta Sauce Recipe

Date February 1, 2005 | Chuck | Food
Version as of March 2015

 Ingredients (for 3 large bowls of pasta)

3 tsp butter (unsalted if available)
3 tbsp olive oil
4 cloves minced garlic
1/2 lb ground pork (or 2 large Italian sausages - peeled & chopped)

1 28oz can whole san maranzano tomatoes in juice.  blend.   if in water, strain first.
1/4 cup red wine

1 tsp salt (more to taste)
3 tsp sugar (more to taste)
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp dried basil


Step by Step Directions:

  1. Brown pork in butter & oil
  2. Add garlic, sautee a bit more
  3. Add wine and scrape pan for a minute. 
  4. Add tomato.
  5. Mix and add spices.
  6. Simmer for 1 hour+ (uncovered)
  7. Tomatoes vary and usually require further sugar and salt adjustments.  Taste without bread.


 Note: Freezes well for several months or 3 weeks in the fridge



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