Tomato and Basil Pasta Sauce Recipe

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  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes, or to taste
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons white sugar
  • 3/4 cup basil leaves, torn into pieces
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  1. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat; cook the onion and garlic in the hot oil until tender, about 5 minutes. Stir the tomatoes, red pepper flakes, vinegar, and sugar into the onion and garlic mixture; bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer until the flavors blend to your liking, 45 to 60 minutes. Stir the basil into the sauce; season with salt and pepper.