Marinara Sauce

Ingredients:

½ cup extra virgin olive oil
2 small onions, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
2 stalks of celery, finely chopped
2 carrots, peeled and finely chopped
½ teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
64 ounces crushed tomatoes
2 dried bay leaves

Directions:

In a large pot heat the oil over a medium-high flame. Add the onions and garlic and saute until the onions are translucent, about 10 mins. Add the celery, carrots, and ½ teaspoon of each salt and pepper. Saute until all the vegetables are soft, about 10 mins. Add the tomatoes and bay leaves, and simmer uncovered over low heat until the sauce thickens, about 1 hour. Remove and discard bay leaves. Season the sauce with more salt and pepper if needed, and blend the mixture with a stick blender.

Freezing and Reheating Directions:

You have a few options to with freezing the sauce. You can freeze in ice cube trays for easy use at a later date, or you can place into a freezer bag after allowing it to cool and lay flat in the freezer.To reheat ice cubes just take the amount of cubes you need and put into a pan on medium heat. Heat until sauce is to desired temperature. For the bags, thaw overnight in the fridge. When ready to prepare dump contents into a pan over medium heat until desired temperature is reached.

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