Marinara Sauce

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 4 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 2 celery stalk, finely chopped
  • 2 carrots, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 each 15 oz cans crushed tomatoes
  • 2 dried bay leaves
  • 1 tbsp Basil
  • 1 tsp oregano

Directions:

  1. In a pot heat the oil over a medium-high flame.
  2. Add the onions and garlic and saute until the onions are translucent.
  3. Add the celery, carrots, and 1/2 teaspoon each of salt and pepper.
  4. Saute until all the vegetables are soft, about 10 minutes.
  5. Add the tomatoes, bay leaves, oregano, and basil and simmer uncovered over low heat until the sauce thickens, about 2 hours. Remove and discard the bay leaves. Season the sauce with more salt and pepper, to taste.