Garlic Lovers' Red Sauce!
2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 small onion, diced
3-4 large cloves garlic (depending on how much you can handle!)
10-12 ounces tomato sauce
lots of basil
1-2 tablespoons brown sugar, to taste
Either smash or mince the garlic, set aside.
Heat the oil in a medium sauce pan.
Add the onion, cook until just transparent, then add garlic. Stir frequently, until the garlic starts to turn a golden color, then add tomato sauce.
Boil, then turn temperature to low, cover, and allow to simmer.
I like my sauce to be thin. If you like it thick, take a bit of water, (maybe 1/8th of a cup or so) and add a couple teaspoons of cornstarch and stir until it is all dissolved. Stir into sauce.
Add basil, however much you like. Then stir in brown sugar last. (Between the onion, garlic, and tomato, this sauce tastes rather salty. The sugar balances out the flavors, and brings about a nice, deep reddish color).
You can serve immediately, or, if you have time, cover and allow to simmer for however long you'd like! This really gets all the delicious favors out.
Note: Tomato paste is very strong. If you are using tomato paste, you may want to increase the garlic, basil, and brown sugar.
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Source: Delicious and Simple Garlic Lovers' Red Sauce!