Vegetable Marinara (Basic Marinara Variation)


Follow the recipe as above but add the following finely chopped vegetables during the sauté process: 
¼  c broccoli
¼ c zucchini
¼ c mushrooms
Classic Tomato and Oregano
9 medium tomatoes, chopped
¼ c chopped garlic
¼ c chopped yellow onions
1 t chili flakes
1 t dried oregano
2 T salt
1 T black pepper
1 c chopped fresh oregano
½ c chopped fresh oregano (extra for end)
½ c red wine


Place all ingredients except ½ c oregano in a large pot and bring to a boil. Place on low simmer for about 45 minutes stirring regularly until all tomatoes are broken down. With a handheld food processor, blend all ingredients in the pot until totally smooth and all ingredients are well blended. Skins are included in the sauce because they give a very rustic look and texture and provide a quick, easy sauce. Cook blended sauce on low for another 10 minutes adding more salt to taste. When finished add remaining fresh oregano. Boil sauce on a low boil uncovered for another 10-20 minutes or until desired thickness. Add remaining chopped oregano at end.

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