Basic Tomato Sauce
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped
5 medium garlic cloves, thinly sliced
2 (28-ounce) cans high-quality crushed tomatoes, with juices (“Mom” prefers organic)
Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. When it shimmers, add onion and season with salt. Cook until onion is softened and just beginning to brown, about 7 to 9 minutes. Add garlic and cook until golden brown, about 5 minutes more.
Add tomatoes and juices and bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat to medium low and bring mixture to a simmer. Cook until sauce is slightly thickened, about 20 minutes. Taste and, if necessary, season with more salt or add a pinch of sugar if the sauce is too acidic.
*Recipe and image courtesy of CHOW.com.*