• Rabab Awada

My Very Own Pasta Sauce

Updated: Aug 22, 2020


  • 6 Large Fresh Tomatoes or a pack of Small ones

  • 2 Cloves Garlic

  • Olive Oil

  • Salt and Pepper

  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning

  • 1 tsp crushed pepper

  • 2 Onion

  • Red Bell Pepper and 1 green

  • 1 pound minced meat

  • 1/4 Cup Fresh Parsley chopped (or 2 Tablespoons Dried)

  • 1 Teaspoon Fresh Rosemary chopped (or 1/2 Teaspoon Dried)

  • 1 Tablespoon Fresh Basil chopped (or 1 1/2 Teaspoons Dried)

  • 1 Teaspoon Fresh Oregano (or 1/2 Teaspoon Dried)

  • 30 ounces Tomato Sauce (about 2 cans)

  • 2 Tablespoons Tomato Paste

  • 1 Teaspoon Kosher Salt plus more to taste

  • 2 Teaspoons Balsamic Vinegar

  • 1/2 of a Rind from a Parmesan Cheese Wedge

  • 1 to 2 cups of water (optional) if you don't like your sauce thick


  • Heat an oven to 400 degrees F and drizzle a little oil on a pan

  • Slice the tomatoes in half and toss in the oil on the pan.

  • Add the garlic, and toss in the oil.

  • Sprinkle with a little salt and pepper. Then add the peppers, basil leaves , and oregano leaves.

  • Slice one onion to pieces and add to the pan. Then bake for 30 minutes

  • When all cooked and moist transfer them to the food processor and blend for 2 minutes.

  • Heat a dutch oven over medium heat and add a drizzle of oil.

  • Add the chopped onion

  • Add the Meat and break it up a little.

  • As the meat browns, occasionally go back to the pan every minute or so and continue to break up the meat.

  • Add the herbs and stir again to combine, allowing to cook for 30 seconds.

  • Add the sauce mixture,tomato sauce, and tomato paste.

  • Stir to combine and sprinkle with kosher salt evenly over the sauce.

  • Add balsamic vinegar and parmesan.

  • Stir to combine and allow to simmer for 1 to 2 hours.

  • You can add the sauce to cooked pasta or mixed in ! Enjoy

Note: If you don’t like your pasta sauce thick add a cup or 2 of water while it simmers.