Homemade Marinara Sauce

2 Chopped Whole Yellow Onions

½  Minced Head of Garlic

12 Peeled Tomatoes (crushed)

1 Chopped Handful Fresh Basil

1 Chopped Handful Fresh Cilantro

2 Tablespoons Crushed Red Pepper (rub in your fingers to release heat)

4 Bay Leaves

2 Cups Diced Mushroom

Juice from ½ an Orange

2 Tablespoons Olive Oil

1 Cup of Water

Salt (to taste)


In a large skillet over low heat, cook your onion, garlic, and salt in olive oil. While those ingredients sweat, put your tomatoes (a little at a time) in boiling water until the skin breaks then transfer to cold water so you can easily peel them. Crush the tomatoes. Add your tomatoes to the skillet with your mushrooms, cilantro, basil, red pepper, orange juice, bay leaves and water. Let it cook covered for approximately twenty minutes stirring every four minutes. Use your own garden grown tomatoes for best tasting sauce.