Marinara Sauce



1 tablespoon olive oil

1 clove garlic, smashed

Pinch of crushed red pepper

28 ounce can Italian plum tomatoes, drained and coarsely chopped

Pinch of dried basil and oregano

Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

¼ to ½ pound of ground round or other ground beef


  1. Place large saucepan over medium heat and add the olive oil. Cook the garlic and red pepper, stirring frequently, until only just golden and aromatic (do not allow garlic to scorch!) add ground beef and sauté until no longer pink.
  2. Add tomatoes, basil, oregano and taste for adding salt and pepper – at least ¼ teaspoon of each or more.
  3. Bring temperature up to a simmer and cook gently for 10 minutes.
  4. Put in a food processor and puree.
  5. Serve over pasta or meatloaf.EQUIPMENT NEEDED:Measuring spoon         Sieve or colander               Can openerFoil                   Measuring cups                   Cutting boardLarge skillet               saucepan                   Metal spatula
  6. Platter                       Cutting board                       Bread knife
  7. Sharp knife                        Grater                   Scale for sausage
  8. Large bowl                           Rimmed baking sheet           Long fork