I made this absolutely delicious caramelized onion-based marinara sauce somewhat by accident. I usually have a ton of Slow Cooker Marinara on-hand either on the canning shelf or in the freezer. But somehow I depleted my stock over the holidays without realizing it. And I had all the ingredients for lasagna out and ready to go—with no marinara sauce!
So, I decided I’d whip up a quick batch on the stove instead. And I was in a bit of a rush, so I just threw things together a bit willy nilly. And I even made a big goof when I went to add a little sucanat (brown sugar), pouring in way more than I thought it would need. It turned out absolutely delicious. I’m not ashamed to admit I was licking the pan. 😉
1 medium yellow onion, diced
2 Tablespoons minced garlic
2 Tablespoons olive oil
2 cups diced tomatoes (I used Roma)
15 ounces tomato sauce
6 ounces tomato paste
1/4 cup sucanat (or brown sugar)
salt, pepper and onion powder, to taste
Italian seasoning, to taste
Caramelize onions in olive oil.
Add garlic and cook another few minutes. Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil.
Reduce to low, simmer for an hour.