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Tomato Sauce with Butter and Onion (That’s It)

2013 March 14

This is simmering away as I type-yes, a recipe I have shared before-3-ingredient tomato sauce. Tomatoes, butter and onion. It has been blogged about many many many times and rightfully so because it’s awesome. I just wanted to share it again. I still have an issue with discarding the onion in the end but I am keeping ahold of this guy for some use I’ve yet to discover. Happy Thursday (or Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday)!

Famous 3-Ingredient Tomato Sauce

Tomato Sauce with Butter and Onion
From Marcella Hazan’s recipe in the Essentials of Italian Cooking
Makes enough to coat about a pound of pasta

Ingredients:
28 oz. canned whole peeled tomatoes
5 tbsp unsalted butter
1 medium onion, peeled and cut in half
salt to taste

Put the tomatoes, butter and onion in at least a 3 quart pot (I like my Dutch oven for this), set over medium heat. Bring the sauce to a simmer then lower to a slow simmer for about 45 minutes. Stir occasionally, crushing the tomatoes against the side of the pot with a spoon. Watch your face with those plops. Remove the sauce from the heat, discard the onion, add some salt to taste and keep it warm while you prepare your pasta or store it in the refrigerator and use it in the next few days.

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  1. March 15, 2013

    I have made this before…and I will make it again and again. It sounds especially good tonight. We’re due to make pizza on Sunday with Ryan’s family. Maybe I’ll forgo buying a jar of pizza sauce and make a batch of this instead!

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