Pomodoro Sauce with Mushrooms, Onions, and Garlic  


Pomodoro (Tomato) Sauce is a very basic sauce with just a few ingredients a guideline that I tend to violate.

It usually has tomatoes, onion, garlic, basil, salt and pepper
This one has mushrooms also and uses red onion which is sweeter and you do not have to add sugar.
The results are very yummy.

This serves 3-4, you can easily increase the quantities.

3 Tbsp Local olive oil
1 red onion
2-3  garlic cloves smashed and chopped
2 16 oz package sliced mushrooms
1 32oz can diced tomatoes
1 Tbsp dried basil or 1/4 c fresh basil
1 tsp dried oregano or 1/8 c fresh oregano (can be more)
pinch chipotle pepper (optional)
fresh ground black pepper
1/4 c chopped Italian Parsley
salt

On medium (not high) heat saute the onion for 4 minutes, add the garlic and saute for another 2 (or so), then add the mushrooms and toss them around the pan to coat with remaining oil and cook for another 5 (or so) minutes.  Add the tomatoes and herbs. and let it cook uncovered for 15 minutes until the sauce thickens and becomes delicious. 

Serve over pasta or polenta.  It's good enough to just eat on its own.


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