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Frank’s Marinara Sauce

By Paula Deen


Difficulty: Easy

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 5 minutes

Servings: 5


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


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.

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