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Red Wine Sauce

Ingredient List: 

Extra virgin olive oil
1 red onion, chopped
6 garlic cloves
2 cups hearty red wine
2 large cans pureed tomatoes
3 to 5 fresh tomatoes, chopped
2 bay leaves
1/4 teaspoon thyme
1 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon basil
Handful of crushed red pepper
Sea salt
Cracked black pepper

Step By Step Instructions: 

Place a generous amount of oil and the chopped onions in a skillet over medium heat. Sauté over medium heat for 2-3 minutes. Crush the garlic and add directly to the onions. Stir for 1 to 2 minutes. Add the red wine and bring to a boil.    

Stir in the fresh and canned tomatoes and the spices. Return the sauce to a boil, lower heat and let simmer, stirring frequently for 5 minutes or until the sauce has reduced to desired consistency. Remove the bay leaves and season with salt and pepper.