Hearty marinara sauce for canning

by Kayla Magazine

I love hearty marinara sauce. I got this homemade marinara sauce recipe from my neighbor. He is a traveler. This is a really good recipe. It’s so yummy. You should try it. And it’s perfect for canning. You can cook more and save it for later.

What’s the story behind hearty marinara sauce?

The exact location of Marinara Sauce’s origin seems to be lost in time. But it probably came from the southern part of Italy, either Naples or Sicily. In the 16th century, traders brought tomatoes to Europe. In the 12 century, Arab traders brought the first forms of pasta to Italian shores. Tomato sauce was first mentioned in the Italian cookbook Lo Scalco alla Moderna (The Modern Steward), written by Italian chef Antonio Latini in 1692.

Seafaring or rather, the sea is the key to how tomato sauce got its name “marinara.” “Marinara” translates to “sailor style”. Marinara isn’t a seafood-style sauce. Hearty marinara sauce was the preferred meal of Italy’s merchants during their travels.

Hearty Marinara Sauce Ingredients

The main ingredients of traditional marinara sauce are pretty simple. There are ripe tomatoes, along with garlic, basil, extra virgin olive oil, and salt. The onion frequently makes its way into variations of the sauce, as does oregano and other herbs, fresh black pepper.

Ingredients needed for hearty marinara sauce

6 lb or 3 kg tomatoes

1 glass of cane sugar

3 onions

2 garlic bulbs

¼ cup + 3 tbsp (100 ml) extra virgin olive oil

2 tablespoons salt

1 twig of rosemary or 1 teaspoon dried rosemary

2 twigs of fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried basil

1 twig of oregano or 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves

1 teaspoon black pepper

How to make a hearty marinara sauce

Step 1

Wash the tomatoes, cut off the stems and cut them into four parts. Make sure the tomatoes are ripe to get the most out of them. Peel the onions and cut them into four parts. Peel the garlic and cut the cloves in half.

Step 2

Place tomatoes, onions and garlic in a baking pan. Sprinkle black pepper, sugar, salt, ground pepper, herbs and a bit of oil on top.

Step 3

Place the tomatoes in a hot 320°F/160°C oven and allow to roast until the tomatoes have released their juices and their skins are starting to blister. It takes about two hours.

Step 4

 When it’s ready, transfer it to a pot. Blend everything with an electric blender and heat again until boiling.

Step 5

Pour the hearty marinara sauce into clean glass jars. Place the closed jars with the lids down, cover and leave to cool ( about 3 hours or so). Store in the basement or in a cool pantry.

You can use this hearty marinara sauce recipe when making authentic Italian pizza dough, pasta or wherever you like it.

Enjoy!

roasted tomato sauce

How to sterilize glass jars

Sterilizing canning jars sounds scary, but it’s really very easy. It just takes a little bit of time. Proper sterilization is one of the most important aspects of safety. Wash the jars, lids, and bands in hot, soapy water. Rinse and drain. Fill the canner with water and place the jars on the rack. Cover and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Reduce the heat and keep the jars hot until you’re ready to fill them. Put the flat lids in a saucepan and cover with water. Bring just to a simmer over medium heat. Do not boil. Reduce the heat and keep them hot until you’re ready to use them.


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Hearty marinara sauce

Hearty marinara sauce for canning

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Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
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Ingredients

  • 6 lb or 3 kg tomatoes
  • 1 glass of cane sugar
  • 3 onions
  • 2 garlic bulbs
  • ¼ cup + 3 tbsp (100 ml) olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 1 twig of rosemary or 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 2 twigs of fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 twig of oregano or 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

Step 1

Wash the tomatoes, cut off the stems and cut them into four parts. Make sure the tomatoes are ripe to get the most out of them. Peel the onions and cut them into four parts. Peel the garlic and cut the cloves in half.

Step 2

Place tomatoes, onions and garlic in a baking pan. Sprinkle black pepper, sugar, salt, ground pepper, herbs and a bit of oil on top.

Step 3

Place the tomatoes in a hot 320°F/160°C oven and allow to roast until the tomatoes have released their juices and their skins are starting to blister. It takes about two hours.

Step 4

 When it's ready, transfer it to a pot. Blend everything with an electric blender and heat again until boiling.

Step 5

Pour the hearty marinara sauce into clean glass jars. Place the closed jars with the lids down, cover and leave to cool ( about 3 hours or so). Store in the basement or in a cool pantry.

Notes

You can use this hearty marinara sauce recipe when making authentic Italian pizza dough, pasta or wherever you like it.

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