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Killer Marinara

What you need: 

2 14 oz. cans diced, peeled tomatoes (no salt added)
2 tablespoon tomato paste
3/4 cup water
1 onion, minced
4 cloves garlic, minced (being a complete garlic-head, I sometimes use 6)
1 tablespoon dried oregano
2 bay leaves
1/2 tablespoon thyme
2 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
salt and pepper to taste

What you do: 

In a big saucepan, saute the onions and garlic in a tiny bit of olive oil. When its getting fragrant and not quite soft, add the water, tomato paste, canned tomatoes, salt, pepper, thyme, bay, and oregano. Cover and simmer for about fifteen minutes. Partially remove the cover now and simmer for about ten more minutes (watery pasta sauce sucks!). Add the fresh basil, and either use a potato masher or food processor or blender to get a smoother texture. This can be simmered covered for more or less time as your schedule allows, but the longer the flavors blend, the better. I find that after sitting in the fridge for a week its better.

Preparation Time: 
20-40 min
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