Nonna's Authentic Italian Tomato Sauce (Tucco)
Recipe type: Main, Sauce
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Serves: 6
An authentic, lick your fingers clean Italian Tomato Sauce from my Nonna
  • 6 Tablespoons of Olive Oil
  • 4 oz salted pork chopped (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons of finely chopped green pepper
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • ¾ cup of red wine
  • 2 (28oz) cans of crushed tomato- I like to use Muir Glen
  • 1 (6oz) can of tomato paste
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 2 Tablespoons of chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon of salt or to taste
  • ½ tablespoons of pepper or to taste
  1. In a large heavy saucepan, add 6 tablespoons of olive oil and set burner to medium heat
  2. Then add the 3 remaining tablespoons of olive oil
  3. Next, add the salted pork (if using), onions and the green pepper and saute for 5 minutes or until onions are translucent
  4. Add the garlic and red wine and saute for 3 minutes
  5. Add the crushed tomato and tomato paste, basil, parsley salt and pepper
  6. Simmer for 2 hours add the eye round and simmer for 1 more hour
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