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Sauce Raphael

3 tablespoons olive oil
2 cups chopped onions
1-1/2 tablespoons chopped garlic
2-1/2 cups canned whole plum tomatoes
1-1/4 cups canned tomato sauce
1-1/4 cups canned crushed tomatoes
1/2 cup canned tomato paste
2 cups water
2 tablespoons dried basil, or 1/3 cup chopped fresh basil
1/2 tablespoon dried oregano, or 1-1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon whole black peppercorns
1-1/2 cups quartered canned artichoke hearts

In a large pot, heat the oil and sauté the onions and garlic for 3 - 5 minutes, or until the onions are translucent. Stir in all of the tomato products, the water, herbs, salt, and peppercorns and cook on medium-high heat for 20 minutes. Add the artichoke hearts and cook for at least 20 minutes more, stirring occasionally. Serve with your favorite pasta.


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