Friday, December 30, 2005

Hot Italian Sausage Spaghetti Sauce

Hot Italian Sausage Spaghetti Sauce

2-3 tbl olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
4-5 cloves garlic, chopped
1 lb. hot Italian sausage, out of the casing (To make this lower in calories find a good turkey Italian sausage & up the seasonings)
2-3 tsp.s dried basil
2 tsps dried marjarom (if you don't have it, just use 1 more tsp of oregano)
1 tsp dried oregano
1/2 cup dry white or red wine
1 can tomato paste
1 small can tomato sauce
2 cans diced tomato, pureed or 2 cans crushed tomatoes
Salt & pepper to taste

Saute onion and garlic in olive oil. Add 1 tsp or basil, marjarom, and oregano, a pinch of salt. Saute til onion is translucent. Add sausage and cook til it is no longer pink. Add tomato paste and saute 3 minutes, stirring so that it won't stick. Add wine and let it reduce. Add all the tomato products and the remaining herbs. Add pepper. Cook at a simmer for at least 20 minutes and up to an hour.