Hearty Tomato Sauce
Ingredients (makes 4 cups)
4 cups Roma tomatoes, canned or fresh
2 cups Chicken stock (don’t gasp, it’ll work)
1/2 cup White Wine
1/2 small Onion
1/4 cup Celery, diced
2 Tbs Italian Parsley, chopped
4 Tbs Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 four-inch sprig Oregano
1 three-inch Parmesan Cheese Rind
1 Garlic Clove, minced
1/4 tsp ground Black Pepper
1. In a large saucepan, heat the olive oil on medium heat and then add the onion and celery and cook until soft.
2. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute.
3. Add all the other ingredients and use a masher to mash the tomatoes. Bring to a boil.
4. Pour into a crockpot on medium or high and cook for 6 to 8 hours. To thicken, simmer uncovered in a saucepan.
Last night I baked an eggplant parmigiana casserole with this sauce and it was plate-licking good!
Let me know what you think. Buen Provecho!