Monday, October 11, 2010

Luca's Italian Sauce

1/2 c. virgin olive oil
2 c. minced onions
4 cloves minced garlic
5 (6 ounce) cans tomato paste
5 (6 ounce) cans water
5 (1 lb. 13 ounce) cans of crushed tomatoes
2 T. salt (optional)
1 t. pepper
1 t. sugar
1 fresh bay leaf
1 t. dry oregano
1 t. basil
1 t. thyme
1 (16 ounce) smoked, loop sausage
Slice and quarter sausage. Brown garlic and onions in oil. Add sausage and other ingredients. Bring to a soft boil, turn heat down and simmer 2-4 hours, stirring every few minutes. Makes about 7 quarts of sauce. Use for spaghetti, pizza or as a marinara sauce.