Sunday, May 13, 2012

Rao’s Marinara Sauce

So Ian gave me this recipe as well. When we went to Kroger we saw Rao's Sauce is $8.  Um, yeah, no.

When we saw how easy this sauce was, we weren't sure about it. No sugar?  No wine?  All of us (J, D and myself) were surprised how much flavor the sauce had.  Would have again.

 Rao’s Marinara Sauce

Photo by ALB


2 cans Rao’s Imported Italian Peeled Tomatoes (28 oz each...used Kroger Brand)
1/4 cup Rao’s Extra Virgin Olive Oil (used Whole Foods brand)
2 oz. saltpork, cut in small pieces (opt.) (used pancetta)
3 tablespoons minced onion
2 garlic cloves, peeled  and  minced (used 6 cloves)
6 leaves fresh basil, torn (probably used 12)
Pinch of dried oregano
Salt and pepper to taste

Place Rao’s Extra Virgin Olive Oil in a large saucepan over medium-low heat. Add saltpork to pan. Saute 5 minutes or until fat has been rendered. Discard saltpork (leave the pancetta). Saute onion for 3 minutes or until translucent . Add garlic and saute until just softened. Stir in Rao’s Imported Italian Peeled Tomatoes, reserved juice and salt. Reduce heat to a very low simmer and cook for about an hour or until flavors have combined and sauce is slightly thickened. Stir in basil, oregano and pepper and cook for an additional minute. Makes 7 cups.

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