2 Teaspoons Olive oil
1 Tablespoon Butter (optional or sub more olive oil if you’re being healthier)
4 Cloves of Garlic, minced
1 3/4 Teaspoons Onion Powder
1/4-1/2 Teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
1 1/2 Teaspoon Fresh Basil, (I think the Gourmet Gardens tube from the produce department tastes better in this sauce) chopped *3/4 teaspoon Dried
1 Teaspoon Fresh Oregano, chopped *1/2 Dried
2- 8oz Cans of Tomato Sauce
4 Tablespoons Tomato Paste
5 Tablespoons Fresh Parmesan Cheese, grated
2 Teaspoons Brown Sugar
2/3 Cup Warm Water
Salt and Pepper to taste
In a large pot over medium heat, add the olive oil and butter and heat until almost shimmering. Add the garlic, stirring a few times around the pot and then quickly add the onion powder, red pepper flakes, basil and oregano. Stir a few times and allow the herbs to bloom.
Add Parmesan Cheese, and brown sugar and then quickly dump in the tomato sauce, tomato paste and water. Stir to combine and bring to a light boil. Turn down to low, season to taste and allow to simmer for 1-2 hours for ultimate flavor or use immediately if needed.