Red Wine Sauce
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.