J.D.'s Give Me The Meat Sauce

2 Tbsp. olive oil, virgin or unvirgin, who cares?

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 Tbsp. onion, finely chopped

2 28 oz. cans crushed tomatoes with juices

1 6 oz. can tomato paste

2 cups spring water (no chlorinated water - yuck!)

2-3 tsp. Kosher salt

Fresh ground black pepper to taste

1/8 tsp. ground cinnamon

3 tsp. sugar

Heat the oil in a big, deep skillet or large pot over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and cook until just translucent (about 5 minutes). Add the rest of the ingredients, bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, cover and cook for about two hours, stirring occasionally, until it reaches the desired thickness.

Cook up a big pot full of this and put in the freezer and you've always got the basics needed for supper when you get company. Just add the meat of your choice and pour over fresh cooked pasta or even rice and you've got a meal for a crowd!

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