Recipe: Old Fashioned Tomato Sauce

Old Fashioned Tomato Sauce

This recipe originated from the movie, The Godfather. During the movie for a brief scene, they explain how they made tomato sauce. That movie is one of the best of all time, so I decided to try the recipe. After making it more than once, I’ve tweaked it a bit to add some more flavor. This recipe is best made in large bulk quantities. Preserve the extra in jars and freeze it. Everything I use is fresh, organic, and healthy.

Old Fashioned Tomato Sauce


  • Organic Tomatoes, Diced
  • Tomato Paste
  • Meatballs
  • Sausage
  • Onion (whole & chopped)
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Cabernet Sauvignon – Red Wine
  • White Sugar
  • Fresh Garlic Clove
  • Basil, Whole Leaf
  • Oregano, Whole Leaf
  • Bay Leaf
  • Italian Parsley, Fresh



  1. Start off by Sautéing Garlic & chopped Onion in Extra Virgin Olive Oil in a frying pan until a light golden brown. Make sure you use enough oil to coat the pan with a little pool. Then scoop everything into your sauce pot.
  2. Add your diced Organic Tomatoes, Tomato Paste, & chopped Onions. Add your Whole Basil, Oregano, Parsley, & Bay Leaf.
  3. Pan fry your Meatballs & Sausage in Olive Oil with more Garlic until the outside is browned. Then dump everything into your sauce pot.
  4. Bring everything to a boil. Constantly stir for Five Minutes.
  5. Add whole Garlic Clove & whole Onion. Add desired amount of White Sugar for sweetness. Add desired amount of Cabernet Sauvignon for sauce complement.
  6. Stir everything & lower heat to a Low Simmer for at least Five Hours. Cover with leaving a crack for steam to escape to prevent over boil.
  7. Stir every 15-20 Minutes & make sure that it doesn’t burn.
  8. Serve & Enjoy!!

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