Quite a few readers have called the Bangor Daily News, wanting to make Dan Manzo’s now-famous tomato sauce. Unfortunately, we left out the can sizes for the tomatoes. The full recipes – with the correct measurements – follows.
The Manzo Family Tomato Sauce
3 28-ounce cans crushed tomatoes
1 28-ounce can diced tomatoes
1 6-ounce can tomato paste
1/4 cup olive oil
1 medium to large onion
1 medium to large green bell pepper
1 teaspoon garlic, chopped
1 tablespoon basil
1 tablespoon parsley
1/4 teaspoon oregano
1 pound steak tips or hamburger or other meat
1 dash sugar, to taste
Place olive oil in a large pot with chopped onion and green peppers. Add garlic and simmer until onions are caramelized. Add tomatoes and tomato paste. Add seasoning. Cook meat in a separate pan and then add to the sauce. Let simmer 6 to 10 hours (Manzo often simmers his as long as 14 hours). Then taste! Mmmmmmm!! Mama mia!