I like meals that take no more than an hour to cook and don’t break my budget. Luckily I found one at Smitten Kitchen months ago and it has become a weekly staple in our family. All you need is butter, a can of tomatoes, an onion, some salt, and pasta…45 minutes later…you have a very yummy meal. I know it doesn’t sound like much, but surprisingly it taste really good and my kids love this meal. So if your feeling lazy or can’t find something to make for your family or some friends…try this…you might thank me later.
Unfortunately I cannot not find the rest of my pics. So this is what the sauce looks like as you let it simmer.
Serves 4 as a main course; makes enough sauce to lightly coat most of a pound of spaghetti
28 ounces (800 grams) whole peeled tomatoes from a can
5 tablespoons (70 grams) unsalted butter
1 medium-sized yellow onion, peeled and halved
Salt to taste
Put the tomatoes, onion and butter in a heavy saucepan (it fit just right in a 3-quart) over medium heat. Bring the sauce to a simmer then lower the heat to keep the sauce at a slow, steady simmer for about 45 minutes, or until droplets of fat float free of the tomatoes. Stir occasionally, crushing the tomatoes against the side of the pot with a wooden spoon. Remove from heat, discard the onion, add salt to taste and keep warm while you prepare your pasta.
Serve with spaghetti, with or without grated parmesan cheese.