Umami Recipes
Umami Recipes

Vertigo’s Vittles

Vortex Spaghetti Sauce

8

servings

15 Minutes

active time

2 Hours 15 Minutes

total time

Ingredients

1/4 Cup of Olive Oil (for that smooth, silky start)

3/4 Cup Finely Diced Sweet Onion (the sweeter, the better!)

6 Cloves of Minced Garlic (because garlic is love)

2 Cans (28 oz. each) of Crushed Tomatoes (the heart of our sauce)

2 Teaspoons of Salt (to bring out the flavors)

2 Teaspoons of Sugar (for a hint of sweetness)

1 Mysterious Bay Leaf (for that secret flavor twist)

1 Can (6 oz.) of Tomato Paste (to thicken things up)

3/4 Teaspoon of Basil (for an herby touch)

1/2 Teaspoon of Ground Black Pepper (for a bit of spice)

1/2 Teaspoon of Italian Seasoning (because we're fancy like that)

Directions

Step 1 - Start Your Flavor Adventure:

Heat up your cauldron, ahem, sauce pot. Pour in that 1/4 cup of olive oil, let it shimmer like a calm ocean. Toss in the 3/4 cup of finely diced sweet onion and 6 cloves of minced garlic. Saute them until the onions are as translucent as a ghost in a haunted mansion.

Step 2 - The Grand Mix-Up:

Now, let's get wild! Add the crushed tomatoes, like a red velvet curtain unveiling. Sprinkle the salt and sugar like fairy dust. Drop in the bay leaf with a wink. Squeeze in the tomato paste—yes, the whole can! Then, sprinkle the basil, black pepper, and Italian seasoning like a magician casting a spell.

Step 3 - Simmer of Enchantment:

Let this pot of wonder simmer gently for 2 hours. That's right, two whole hours. Why rush perfection? The flavors will mingle, dance, and get to know each other better than old friends at a high school reunion.

The Finale:

After 2 hours, your kitchen will smell like an Italian grandma's embrace. This sauce is ready to jazz up any pasta, be it spaghetti, fettuccine, or even a sneaky zucchini noodle.

Notes

This sauce loves a crowd and can be multiplied for a party. It also freezes like a charm for those lazy, 'no-cook' nights.

8

servings

15 Minutes

active time

2 Hours 15 Minutes

total time
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