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Makes 7 cups

A CookTale

It’s easy to buy, but enjoyable to make. Rao’s products are nationwide & are top of the line. In the event you are ambitious here is the recipe for a rainy day.


2 cans Rao’s Imported Italian Peeled Tomatoes
1/4 cup Rao’s Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 oz. saltpork, cut in small pieces (opt.)
3 tablespoons minced onion
2 garlic cloves, peeled & minced
6 leaves fresh basil, torn
Pinch of dried oregano
Salt and pepper to taste


Place Rao’s Extra Virgin Olive Oil in a large saucepan over medium-low heat. Add saltpork to pan. Saute 5 minutes or until fat has been rendered. Discard saltpork. Saute onion for 3 minutes or until translucent . Add garlic and saute until just softened. Stir in Rao’s Imported Italian Peeled Tomatoes, reserved juice and salt. Reduce heat to a very low simmer and cook for about an hour or until flavors have combined and sauce is slightly thickened. Stir in basil, oregano and pepper and cook for an additional minute.

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