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I am planning on making lots of marinara sauce this next weekend and canning it. I have not really done this before and am wondering if anyone out there has favorite recipes?? Or since I am not so much a recipe following kind of cook, favorite ingredients works too!<br><br>
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There's a recipe in <a href="http://www.earthlingshandbook.org/cookbook.html" target="_blank">my cookbook</a>. It will be ideal for you since it is very loose about measurements! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> My favorite optional ingredients are zucchini and mushrooms.
 

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Hey. I'm from Portland, too. But I'm overseas right now ... I still think I can recall our fave marinara recipe. It makes a huge batch and we make it once every month or two then freeze it in canning jars or plastic bags and eat it about once a week. Trader Joes has excellent gnocchi, if you're interested in something different with it.<br><br>
Here's the recipe. We're veg, so it is too. It comes from a friend who got it from a friend's Italian grandmother -- family recipe.<br><br>
Saute one large onion (chopped) with 8-12 cloves of garlic (that's my change -- we love garlic) (minced) until the onion is transluscent.<br><br>
Add 12 oz. of tomato paste and a tablespoon of sugar. Saute for a few minutes.<br><br>
Add about 6 pounds of canned tomatoes. You can get 3 of the 32-ounce cans or the huge one at Costco. I get diced these days for ease. But the recipe calls for, and this is also really yummy, taking whole peeled and pureeing them in the blender.<br><br>
At the same time, add 1 tablespoon of each of hte following: dried parsley, dried oregano, and dried basil.<br><br>
Also, add about a cup of reggiano or romano or your favorite.<br><br>
Then, cook it on low heat for 1.5-2 hours or so.<br><br>
They you'll be "aw dunnn" as my son says. Enjoy!
 

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Thank you! Both of these sound fabulous! Perhaps I will make a batch of both!<br><br>
EnviroBecca--I think I will try some of the other recipes from your cookbook too. I have been feeling in a cooking rut, so it will be nice to work some new stuff in there! They all look delicious!<br>
Thanks!
 
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