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Marinara Rustico

Yield: 4 1/2 cups

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Top our Classic Italian-style Meatballs with this easy sauce.


These ingredients are:
vegetarian iconVegetarian vegan iconVegan corn-free iconCorn-free dairy-free iconDairy-free egg-free iconEgg-free gluten-free iconGluten-free peanut-free iconPeanut-free soy-free iconSoy-free tree nut-free iconTree nut-free wheat-free iconWheat-free


Place garlic cloves and thyme in a saucepan. Cover with 1/2 cup olive oil and cook over medium-low heat. Gently simmer until garlic is lightly browned, 7 to 10 minutes.

Stir in tomatoes, salt and pepper. Continue to cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until tomatoes fall apart, 30 to 35 minutes. Add remaining 1/2 cup olive oil and oregano. Remove thyme stems and adjust seasoning, if necessary.

The sauce should have a broken, oily appearance.


Adding 1/2 of the olive oil at the beginning and 1/2 at the end allows the full flavor to come through after the cooking process.

Source: 2013 PCC annual meeting dinner

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