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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Heat oil in a large saucepan
    over medium heat. Add onion
    and garlic and cook until
    softened, about 5 minutes. Add
    tomatoes, break up coarsely
    with a potato masher, and
    bring to a simmer. Reduce heat
    to low and simmer for 1 hour.

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  • If tomatoes are still chunky,
    mash again. Add cheese rind,
    diced meats (if using) and
    oregano and cook until very
    thick, about 30 minutes more.
    Season sauce with salt and
    pepper. Remove from heat and
    let cool to room temperature.

  • Transfer sauce, including
    Parmesan rind, to an airtight
    container and refrigerate for
    up to 1 week or freeze for up to
    3 months. (Remove cheese
    rind and garnish with basil
    leaves before serving.)

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