Amatriciana Sauce

The New Basics

  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 4 -onions, coarsely chopped
  • 8 oz. sliced Canadian bacon, cut into ¾ inch squares (we usually use regular bacon)
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 cans (35 oz. each) plum tomatoes, drained
  • 2 t. sugar
  • ¾ cup dry red wine
  • salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

Heat the oil in a medium-size heavy saucepan over medium-high heat.  Add the onions, and sauté for 10 minutes.

Stir in the bacon and garlic, and sauté for 5 minutes more.

Stir in the tomatoes, sugar and wine.  Season to taste with salt and pepper.  Simmer, uncovered, for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Serve over hot pasta.

6 portions; enough for 1 lb. of pasta

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