Pomodoro Sauce

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1 tablespoon olive oil 3 garlic cloves, minced 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes 6-ounce can tomato paste 1 teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon black pepper 8-10 fresh basil leaves, chopped

In a large pot, cook the oil and garlic over medium-high heat until fragrant, about 30 seconds.

Stir in the crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, salt, pepper, and basil.

Cook the sauce over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until it starts to bubble. Cover, reduce the heat to low, and simmer for 45 minutes to 1 hour. (The longer it simmers, the better it tastes.)