Nutritional Info

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 (50g)

Calories 145
Calories from Fat 101 (70%)
Amount Per Serving %DIV
Total Fat 11.2g 17%
Saturated Fat 1.7g 9%
Monounsaturated Fat 7.5g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 28.9mg 10%
Sodium 24.7mg 1%
Potassium 162.8mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 0.1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0.1g 0%
Sugars 0g
Protein 9.3g 19%

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Recipe Description
Sugo fimo means "fake sauce," a strange name for such a delicious, useful sauce, and one that is used frequently in central Italy.  The sauce is so full of flavor, you might be fooled into thinking there was some meat in it.  The sauce is perfect for those times when you want something more complex than a plain tomato sauce, but do not want to add meat.  This recipe makes a lot, but it can easily be halved, if you prefer.
Prep time
15 min
Cook time
45 min
Ready In
1 hr


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46 Ounce(oz)  imported italian peeled tomatoes with their juice
1 Cup(c)  dry white wine
1   small dried chili pepper, crushed
4   fresh basil leaves, chopped
2 Clove(clv)  garlic, finely chopped
2   small carrots, peeled and finely chopped
1   medium yellow onion, finely chopped
1/4 Cup(c)  olive oil


In a large saucepan, combine the oil, onion, carrots, garlic, basil and chilie.  Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are tender and golden, about 10 minutes.  Add the wine and bring to a simmer.  Cook 1 minute.  Pass the tomatoes through a food mill into the pot, or puree them in a blender or food processor.  Bring to a simmer and turn the heat to low.  Season to taste with salt.  Cook, stirring occasionally, for 30 minutes or until the sauce is thickened.  Serve hot.

Additional notes

Tip:  This sauce can be made ahead and stored in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator up to 5 days, or in the freezer up to 2 months.

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