Slow-Roasted Heirloom Tomato and Garlic Marinara Sauce – your go-to spaghetti sauce recipe! Turns out beautifully every time! Whole30/Paleo Friendly!
- 3 heads of garlic (tip: pull out the cloves and then cut them in half – they are much easier to peel that way and they need to be cut in half anyway – you want 32–35 cloves)
- 5 large heirloom tomatoes – cut into chunks
- 8 beefsteak tomatoes – cut into chunks
- 3 medium orange tomatoes – cut into chunks
- 6 medium yellow tomatoes – cut into chunks
- 20 cherry tomatoes
- 2 lbs roma tomatoes – quartered
- NOTE: don’t get hung up on getting specifically the exact same number and type of tomato listed. While this is what I used, you ultimately need 22-23 lbs of tomatoes.
- 3 large white onions – quartered
- 1 cup tightly packed fresh sweet basil, roughly chopped
- 1 cup tightly packed Italian basil, roughly chopped
- 1 cup fresh spicy oregano, roughly chopped
- 4 Tablespoons dried oregano leaves
- 3 Tablespoons kosher salt
- Teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 cup olive oil
- 1 1/2 cup dry red wine
- You will need a blender and a large stainless steel roasting pan.
- (NOTE: make sure your tomatoes are clean before use. I typically soak them in a 50/50 vinegar and water mixture for about 10-15 minutes and then rinse clean)
- (NOTE: to make Whole30 compliant/Paleo simply omit the red wine and reduce cooking time by about 30-60 minutes – simply watch your ingredients and don’t let it reduce too much)
- Preheat oven to 425.
- Take large aluminum roasting pan and add all of your tomatoes, garlic, onion, basil, oregano, salt, pepper, olive oil and wine.
- Mix everything together thoroughly.
- Place in oven and let roast for at least 5 hours.
- Stir about every 30-45 minutes.
- After 5 hours, remove from oven and let cool for an hour or so.
- Take blender and add several spoonfuls to it.
- Cover with thick towel and pulse the blender: 3 times for chunky sauce and 8 times for smoother sauce.
- Serve some immediately and can the rest.
- Canning this amount resulted in 14.5 1 pint jars.
Keywords: spaghetti sauce, red sauce, pasta sauce, tomatoes