Sally’s Secret Italian Tomato Sauce

Sally’s Secret Italian Tomato Sauce

Ok, the secret’s out now so enjoy!

It’s a little tricky to share this one because it truly is a “Secret” when you never measure ingredients! But I think this should be close enough:


• 1 Large Can organic crushed Tomatoes • 1 Large Can chopped organic crushed Tomatoes (with tomato chunks) • 1 small can tomato paste • oregano (use fresh if you have it, if not dried will do) • basil (use fresh if you have it, if not dried will do) • bay leaf • ¼ cup red wine • 3 cloves of Fresh Garlic-chopped fine (use garlic zoom if you have it) • onion 2 tsp. sugar (this can be optional but it does help cut the acid) • 2 TBS. of Olive oil Try to source organic herbs and garlic when you can.


  • In a large kettle or stock pot Saute onion in oil Add Bay leaf, and 1 tsp. each of basil & oregano and crack some black pepper Saute these ingredients for just a few mins. until the onion turns translucent and tender Add 1 tsp. of garlic sauté 1 more min.
  • Add all tomatoes and paste Add red wine Add two more cloves of chopped garlic and sugar Sprinkle in more oregano and basil and black pepper to taste (approx. another 2 tsp.)
  • Simmer on low anywhere from 45 min. to 3 hrs. stirring occasionally making sure that it doesn’t burn on the bottom You can add any or a combination of all of the following options.
Options: Add 1 to 1 ½ lbs. sautéed ground grassfed beef . Add Pork shoulder Roast/and/or Italian Sausage Add: Fresh grated Parmesan cheese ¼ cup This sauce goes great over any pasta and is yummy for chicken, eggplant and veal parmesan too! This is a great sauce to put on any kind of pasta (Quinoa or jeruselum artichoke or even rice pasta are recommended) and it works great for chicken, eggplant and veal parmesan too!