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Simple Tomato Sauce for Your Meatballs

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Simple Tomato Sauce for Your Meatballs by Amanda
Simple Tomato Sauce for Your Meatballs by Amanda


  • 2 tablespoons (30ml) extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon (5g) minced garlic
  • 1 28 oz (800g) Italian peeled tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon (15g) minced fresh basil leaves
  • salt and ground black pepper
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  • 1

    1. Discard the frying oil from the pan, leaving behind any browned bits of meat. Add the extra-virgin olive oil along with the garlic, saute just until the garlic is golden, then remove it.

  • 2

    2. Add the crushed tomatoes, and simmer gently until the sauce thicken, 10 minutes. Add the minced basil leaves, add salt and pepper to taste.

  • 3

    3. Now it’s time to add the meatballs to the tomato sauce, and keep simmering turning them occasionally until well cooked through, about 40 minutes.

  • 4

    Ready to be served!

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