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Marinara Sauce

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Hi everyone!


Hope you’re doing great! I think it was four or five months ago when I got tickets for the 2015 Lollapalooza Chicago series of concerts, I only got thickets for Saturday since everything went sold out very quickly plus Guillermo wanted to see Sam Smith live so that was perfect (Sam Smith performed on Saturday night, closing that day). This was our first year experiencing “the lolla” and IT WAS A-MAZING, we will come back next year for sure! If you ever come to Chicago or live here and haven’t done that before, well… you should!


We got there Saturday 1 pm and went home at 12 am so those days there are LONG! Obviously they have food from many local restaurants and that is exactly what inspired me to bring you this recipe. I had a hot dog there, a German one actually full of onions! Many and tasty caramelized onions, so what I have for you today is NOT that but something even better. This is my take on a Marinara Sauce!


Marinara Sauce goes great with pasta (it doesn’t matter if its long or short), crostini, meatballs, sandwiches, options are endless you name it! I like to make it a little spicy and chunky, I hope you like it!



INGREDIENTS (This results in 4 cups of sauce)


  • 2 cups of red onions.

  • 2 cups of red wine (I’m using cabernet).

  • 2 cloves of garlic.

  • 2 cups of San Marzano tomatoes (or regular tomatoes work as well).

  • 1/3 cup olive oil.

  • 1 tsp pink salt.

  • 2 tsp pepper.

  • 2 tsp pepper flakes.

  • 2 tsp fresh basil.

  • 2 tsp oregano.


PREPARATION (40 minutes)


  1. Use a large pan to add the olive oil and onions, turn on the head to medium high, lid on and cook for about 10 minutes or until onions are caramelized.

  2. Once onions are caramelized, add the 2 cups of wine, salt, pepper and garlic. Let it simmer on medium heat until wine goes away for about 25 minutes. Stir occasionally to prevent onions to stick to the pan.

  3. Now add tomatoes, basil and pepper flakes. Turn down the heat to medium low and cook for about 10 minutes more just to incorporate all the flavors. Now you’re done!


Remember you can check this recipe also in my YouTube channel! Or right here!


I can't go without giving a proper ending to my Lollapalooza story. Sam Smith was AWESOME, he is the best of best for sure. Andddd the Lolla staff kept broascasting Instagram pictures all over the festival, one of them was mine! hahaha PS. Follow my profile on Instagram here!


Thank you! 


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