My Marinara

osted by Terrytx 05-15-98 8:50 AM 
 from Curtis Cooks with Heart & Soul by Curtis Aikens. 

My Marinara 

1 med-to-large onion, diced 
3 cloves garlic, minced 
1red bell pepper diced 
4 tbl olive oil 
1 (4oz) can mushroom pieces, drained 
1 (24oz) can whole tomatoes, chopped, the juice reserved 
1 lb. fresh tomatoes, diced 
1 (4oz) can ripe olives, diced 
1 (6oz) can tomato paste 
2 tsp. sugar 
1 tsp salt 
1/2 tsp. fresh ground black pepper 
1/2 tsp. dried oregano 
1/2 tsp. dried basil 
2 bay leaves 

Saute the onion, garlic, and red bell pepper in the oil in a large pot 
ofr 5-7 min. Add mushrooms, canned tomato with the juice, and fresh 
tomatoes, stirring well to combine all of the ingred. Add the olives, then
stir in the tomato paste.

Sprinkle the sugar, salt, pepper, oregano, and basil over the mixture and 
place bay leaves in the pot. Mix well. Bring mixture to a boil, lower to 
simmer, cover, and cook about 2 hrs. Remove bay leaves before serving.
Makes about 3-4 cups 

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