This sauce takes no more time and effort than opening a jar of something store bought, and it is much more flavourful. It tastes like something that has cooked for hours. It is great served plain with pasta. You can also add cooked ground beef, or simmer mushrooms in it until soft. Makes a great pizza sauce too.
1 large can crushed tomatoes
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/4 olive oil
1 t oregano
1 t sugar or honey
1/2 t salt
1. Cook the garlic in the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook just until soft, do not let it brown.
2. Add everything else.
3. Bring to a gentle simmer and let it rest there for 5 minutes.