Yesterday, Frankie’s Meatballs called for’s Basic Tomato Sauce, which is quite simple to make, and can be assembled in a flash!

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.

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