Susan's Saucy Sauce

Susan's Saucy Sauce
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 3 hrs
Total Time 3 hrs 10 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 40


  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2/3 cup chopped onion
  • 2/3 cup garlic peeled & minced
  • 16 lbs. San Marzano (Roma or plum) tomatoes chopped with skins & seeds
  • 4 pc. bay leaves
  • 1/3 cup red wine
  • 4 T. chopped fresh basil
  • Good pinch of sugar
  • 1/4 t. Kosher salt
  • 1/4 t. pepper
  • 1/2 t. dried chili pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1/2 cup bottled lemon juice


  • Sauté onion, red pepper flakes & garlic in olive oil until translucent and just begin to brown. Add bay leaves, wine, salt & pepper and bring to boil. Add tomatoes, sugar & basil and let simmer for about 2-3 hours until thickens.
  • Remove bay leaves. Blend with immersion blender after cooking about ½ hour just enough to make a smooth consistency as skins and seeds were not removed, or can leave with some chunks.
  • Add lemon juice and pour into hot jars, wipe rims, remove air bubbles, fill leaving 1/2 inch headspace. Process for 30 minutes in hot water bath.
  • Makes 10 pints.
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