Frank's Marinara Sauce Recipe by Paula Deen

Level: Easy

Time: 30 MINUTES

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  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 12 oz fatback, scored, optional
  • 3 cloves garlic, mashed
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 1 (35 oz) can whole tomatoes
  • salt
  • black pepper, ground
  • dried oregano
  • 6 fresh basil leaves, torn


In heavy pot, heat the oil. Then add the fatback (if using) and garlic and saute until golden brown. Remove the fatback, then add the onions and saute until soft, 2 to 3 minutes.

Add the tomatoes (crush by hand into the pot). Bring to a boil, add salt to taste, reduce to a simmer and cook for 10 to 15 minutes. Add salt, pepper and oregano to taste.

After finished, turn off the heat and add the basil.

Frank's Marinara Sauce


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