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Sicilian Easy Pasta Sauce Recipe

Looking for an easy Sicilian Easy Pasta Sauce recipe? Learn how to make Sicilian Easy Pasta Sauce using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by joanimal

Makes 43 servings



This is how my mother taught me to make sauce, with a few of my own touches. It's a little unusual in that all the tomato comes from canned products, but it makes it easy to whip some up. This is a large quantity because I always make enough to freeze. You can make it with any number of meats or without if you prefer. Use the best tomato products you can afford (Campbell's, Contadina). You don't need any salt since the canned products tends to have plenty. I use the low sodium versions when I can find them. To freeze, put cooled sauce in old plastic tubs from whipped cream. When you want to use one, just dip the container in hot water and the sauce will pop out into a saucepan. Heat on low. It will take about the same time to warm up as it does to boil your pasta.

Recipe Ingredients for Sicilian Easy Pasta Sauce

1/4 cup olive oil
2/3 cup diced onion (fresh or frozen)
1 teaspoon minced garlic
92 ounces tomato juice
21 1/2 ounces tomato soup
12 ounces tomato paste
26 1/2 ounces canned tomatoes
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon dried basil (or 1 tbsp fresh chopped)
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda (to cut the acid)
2 lbs ground beef or Italian sausage or stew meat

Recipe Directions for Sicilian Easy Pasta Sauce

  1. Heat olive oil in bottom of large sauce pot.

  2. Add onion and cook until they are translucent.

  3. Reduce heat and add garlic (careful as it burns easily).

  4. Add tomato juice, soup, paste, strained tomatoes, pepper, basil and sugar.

  5. Add baking soda carefully. It will foam up, be prepared to stir to dissipate the foam.

  6. Simmer on low heat.

  7. Brown meat in separate pan. Add to sauce when browned.

  8. Simmer sauce about 2 hours.

  9. Serve over good quality pasta. Some say it needs to rest overnight in the fridge, but who has the patience for that?

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 126.1g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
86
Calories from Fat
24
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
2.7g
4%
Saturated Fat
0.7g
3%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
19mg
6%
Sodium
293mg
12%
Potassium
382mg
11%
Total Carbohydrates
8.4g
3%
Dietary Fiber
0.9g
4%
Sugars
6.3g
Protein
7.6g
Vitamin A 12% Vitamin C 28%
Calcium 2% Iron 8%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • High in niacin
  • High in potassium
  • High in selenium
  • High in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin B6
  • High in vitamin B12
  • Very high in vitamin C
  • High in zinc
  •   Bad points
  • High in sodium
  • High in sugar
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