San Marzano Tomato Sauce

Mario Batalia's recipe for a simple tomato sauce using canned tomatoes.
Recipe By: Mario Batalia
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    • 6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
    • 1 large red onion
    • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme, or 1 tablespoon dried
    • 2 (28-ounce) cans peeled whole tomatoes, crushed through a food mill or by hand


In a 3-quart saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until soft and light golden brown, 8 to 10 minutes. Add the thyme, tomatoes, and juice and bring to a boil, stirring often. Lower the heat and simmer for 30 minutes until as thick as hot cereal. Season with salt and pepper.

Additional Notes

Salt and freshly ground black pepper
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