Tomato Sauce

Tomato Sauce
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  • 12Servings


  • 1/4 cup EVOO
  • 8 cloves garlic, smashed and peeled
  • 6 oil-packed anchovy fillets, chopped (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 4 cans (28 oz. each) or 3 cans (35 oz. each) crushed san marzano tomatoes
  • Salt


In a 5- to 6-qt. heavy dutch oven, combine the EVOO, garlic, anchovies (if using) and crushed red pepper. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the garlic is golden and the anchovies fall apart, 3 to 4 minutes. Pour in the wine, then add the tomatoes. Increase the heat to high and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes.

Lower the heat, partially cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the sauce is thick and reduced by one-third, about 2 hours 15 minutes. Season with salt. Let the sauce cool completely.