Here is an easy and cheap marinara sauce recipe...minus my moms secret ingredient that I can only tell the woman I marry.
1 6oz can tomato paste
1-2 cloves of Garlic chopped or 1 tablespoon of the minced
2 28oz cans of tomatos...Used 2 different kinds or the same.You can used the preseasoned ones, diced,chopped,low sodium,etc
Spices to taste...You can get the Italian Seasoning or get Oregano,Basil, Thyme
2 Whole Bay Leaves
(secret ingredient....1 oz xxxxxxxxxx)
USE WOODEN SPOON...It is a superstition.
1. In the pot that you are going to cook the sauce in, sautee the tomato paste and garlic over med-low heat for 3-5mins.
2. Add the 28 oz cans of tomatoes.
3. Add Whole Bay Leaves
3 Turn heat up to med-high. Add Italian Spices.
4.Once the mixture starts to slow boil, turn heat down to low. Simmer for 3 to 4 hours stiring and tasting occasionally. Season to taste with more spices, salt and pepper.
If you want to make a meat sauce, brown the meat in the sauce pot first. Drain liquid then start at step 1.
Easy. and the cost is low if you already have the seasoning. About $6-8