2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 small onion, diced
3-4 large cloves garlic, minced
10-12 ounces tomato sauce
1/8 cup water + 1/2 tablespoon cornstarch, optional
basil, to taste (I use a lot)
1-2 tablespoons brown sugar
1. Heat the oil in a medium sauce pan. Add the onion, cook until just transparent, then add garlic. Stir frequently, until the garlic starts to turn a golden color, then add tomato sauce.
2. Boil, then turn temperature to low, cover, and allow to simmer. I like my sauce to be thin. If you like it thick, add water + cornstarch, and stir until it is all dissolved. Stir into sauce.
3. Add basil, however much you like. Then stir in brown sugar last.Between the onion, garlic, and tomato, this sauce tastes rather salty. The sugar balances out the flavors, and brings about a nice, deep reddish color.
You can serve immediately, or, if you have time, cover and allow to simmer for however long you'd like! This really gets all the delicious favors out.