Step 1: Ingredients:
- one 28 oz can crushed tomatoes or tomato sauce, no salt or low salt preferred
- one medium onion
- 2-3 cloves of garlic
- Italian seasoning or oregano & basil
- red chili flakes or dried red chilies
- red wine vinegar
- olive, canola or vegetable oil, for sauteing
I also prefer crushed tomatoes to tomato sauce - crushed has a lot more body and some chunks. But sauce is great if you like little to no chunks.
If you'd like to do a marinara style sauce, use half an onion and equal amounts of diced carrots and celery. They add tons of flavor!
Step 2: Dice onion, mince garlic.
Step 3: Saute the onions.
Drop in your onions, and cook until soft and slightly translucent.
Step 4: Add garlic, herbs and spices!
I like to add a good pinch of salt and black pepper to start, at least one red chili or about 1/2 tsp red chili flakes, and at least a teaspoon or so of Italian seasoning.
Stir this around and cook until very fragrant.