Marinara Sauce

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  1. 2 cups tomatoes, in addition to their juices (for example, a 28-ounce can of San Marzano whole peeled tomatoes)
  2. 5 T. butter
  3. 1 onion, peeled and cut in half
  4.  Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:  Combine the tomatoes, their juices, the butter and the onion halves in a saucepan. Add a pinch or two of salt.  Place over medium heat and bring to a simmer. Cook, uncovered, for about 45 minutes. Stir occasionally, mashing any large pieces of tomato with a spoon. Add more salt to your taste.  Discard the onion.  

Yield:  2 cups