John's Tomato Sauce with Meatballs

Recipe for John's Tomato Sauce with Meatballs


3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes
1 28-ounce can pureed tomatoes
1 red bell pepper, roasted andfinely chopped or pureed
10 leaves fresh basil
Kosher or sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
12 servings Meatballs



In a large saucepan over medium-low heat, warm oil and gently saute garlic about 3 minutes; don’t let it brown. Add tomatoes and bell pepper and stir well. Raise heat to high. Once sauce begins to bubble, lower heat to simmer and cook 30 minutes.

Fold in basil and season to taste with salt and pepper. Add meatballs to sauce and cook together 15 minutes before serving. Serve over cooked spaghetti or linguine with grated Parmesan cheese.




Sauce: 8 cups Meatballs: 12 servings

Preparation Time

35 Minutes

Total Time

85 Minutes

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This sounds wonderful, can't

This sounds wonderful, can't wait to try em.