Sunday, April 15, 2012

Quick Marinara Sauce

Quick Marinara Sauce
1 16oz can petite diced tomatoes. 
1# ground beef
1 zucchini diced
1 med white onion diced
2 cloves garlic (minced/pressed) 
1 Teaspoon Basil *
1 Teaspoon Oregano*
1 bay leaf *
( * Or 2 teaspoons of Italian Spices) 
salt pepper to taste 
1 Teaspoon Parsley
2 Tablespoons Olive oil

fry beef and onion together till onion is transparent, then
add zucchini and garlic. Drive off as much water from the zucchini as you have time for. It helps the sauce not be to watery if you can fry it a bit before you add the tomatoes. 
Lower the heat to medium then In a corner of your pan ,add olive oil. Bloom your spices in the olive oil (blooming means you fry them briefly this helps them to release their flavor quickly). 
Add in the can of petite Diced tomatoes and simmer for 10 -20 minutes (or until your spaghetti noodles are cooked). 
Serve hot feeds about 4-6. 
If you want to make it stretch further, use 2 16 oz cans of tomatoes. 

Try to use the petite diced. Regular diced you must simmer for longer. 

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