Sausage and Tomato Sauce

    1 hour 10 minutes

    This is a very meaty sauce with a goodly amount of garlic and basil. Serve over your favourite pasta.

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    Serves: 32 

    • 1/4 cup olive oil
    • 1 kg Italian sausages, casings removed
    • 2 large onions, chopped
    • 1/4 cup chopped garlic
    • 1 (185g) tin tomato paste
    • 2 (800g) tins whole peeled tomatoes
    • 1 cup (250ml) water
    • 1 cup chopped fresh basil
    • salt and pepper to taste

    Preparation:25min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hour10min 

    1. In a large saucepan heat oil and saute sausages until brown and crumbled, about 6 minutes. Add onion and garlic to pot and saute about 8 minutes. Mix in tomato paste, tomatoes, water and basil. Bring to a boil. Break up tomatoes. Reduce heat to medium and simmer until thickened, about 45 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

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    This is great! I married into an Italian family, and have always been lovingly teased about my use of 'canned' sauce. I decided to try this as my first attempt at 'home-made' sauce and invited the in-laws over for dinner (think Marie of Everybody Loves Raymond!) LOL! They were impressed and my kids gave it a 'two thumbs up'! The only difference is I used dried basil, added a bit of oregano, and a lil more garlic. This is super easy to make and even tastes great!  -  05 Feb 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Very good, I use this recipe all the time but add 2 tbsp italian seasoning and 1 tsp oregano. I usually double the recipe, add 1 12oz can of paste and 4 cups of water and let it cook down until slightly thickened.  -  13 Feb 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This was a great change of pace recipe and quick to fix. Will definately make this again. Did not rate child reaction as I don't have any kids in the house anymore but imagine they would probably like it also.  -  06 Aug 2001  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)