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Homemade Staples: Slow-Roasted Tomato Marinara

Slow-Roasted Tomato Marinara

Once you have mastered the easy art of Slow-Roasting Tomatoes, one of the greatest things you can do with your new skill is make marinara!  This is a good, simple marinara that pulls its flavor from the slow-roasting technique.  Once you have this recipe down, feel free to tweak seasonings, etc. to make it your own!

Slow-Roasted Tomato Marinaramodified from Cooking Light Magazine

  • 4 lbs Slow-Roasted Tomatoes
  • 4 tsp olive oil
  • 3/4 cup sweet yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/3 cup dry red wine
  • 2/3 cup water
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • Cracked black pepper, to taste

Pass roasted tomatoes through a food mill (or puree and strain) into a bowl.  Set aside, keeping warm.

Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat.  Add onion, garlic, and oregano.  Saute for 5 minutes, or until tender.

Add wine.  Cook 3 minutes, or until liquid nearly evaporates.

Stir in tomato mixture and 2/3 cup water.  Bring to a boil.

Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Remove from heat and stir in salt and pepper to taste.

Serve over favorite pasta.

—— If Canning for Later Use —–

Ladle the sauce into the one-pint jars, leaving 1/4 inch of head space.  Remove any air bubbles if necessary.  Wipe the rims clean and seal tightly with the lids.

Process the jars for 30 minutes in boiling water bath.

Makes 3 one-pint jars.


8 comments on “Homemade Staples: Slow-Roasted Tomato Marinara

  1. Mm! Another score for the food mill. Looks like I need to get mine cranking and make some sauce before summer is over!

  2. Cloches & Lavender
    August 13, 2013

    Beautiful. Love making marinara sauce! I make this all the time.

  3. Megan @ Pink O'Clock
    August 13, 2013

    Mmmmm–I love a good marinara. My favorite comes from Marcella Hazan–it’s literally canned tomatoes, an onion and butter and it’s out of this world–but I really want to try this version now, too!

  4. You had me at homemade and slow-roasted – YUM! I am catching up on visiting my favorite blogs after such a busy summer and am so glad to have seen this post, Kenley. Unfortunately, the heat and the Cactus Wrens have taken a toll on my tomatoes. Roasting is the way to go to bring out the best flavor, even from grocery store tomatoes! Hope you are doing well!

  5. Pride in Photos Photography
    August 13, 2013

    We love Italian food SO much, I definitely would be canning this recipe, if I had a garden.

  6. You know how I feel about tomato-based sauces!

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  8. now at home mom
    August 15, 2013

    this is definitely something I would love to try Kenley! 🙂 it looks so good from that picture too! 🙂

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