Grecian Tomato Sauce

posted by RisaG 07-09-99 6:07 PM

* Exported from MasterCook *

Grecian Tomato Sauce
Recipe By : Sheila Lukin's All Around The World Cookbook
Serving Size : 8 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Sauces

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method

1/4 cup olive oil -- extra-virgin
1 medium onion -- cut in 1/4" dice
3 cans plum tomatoes (2-28 oz, 1-14 oz) -- drained and reserved
1 tbsp. tomato paste
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup dry red wine
2 large cloves garlic -- lightly bruised
2 cinnamon sticks -- each 3" long
1/4 cup fresh mint leaves -- coarsely chopped

Heat the olive oil over high heat in a large heavy pot. Add the onion and cook to wilt, 10 minutes, stirring often.

Add the crushed tomatoes, with the reserved juice, the tomato paste, honey, red wine, garlic, and cinnamon sticks to the onion. Simmer uncovered, stirring occasionally, for 1 hour.

Remove the garlic and cinnamon sticks from the sauce and stir in the chopped mint.

Serve immediately or cool slightly, transfer to a covered container, and refrigerate up to 3 days.

Makes 5 cups.

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