1 small chopped onion or 2 cloves garlic
4 tbsp. olive oil
1 16oz. can Italian style plum tomatoes
1/2 can Italian style tomato paste dissolved in 1 cup water
1 tsp. chopped basil leaf
Salt and pepper to taste
Lightly brown onion and olive oil in saucepan. Add tomatoes and dissolved tomato paste. Flavor with remaining ingredients and simmer for 1-1/2 hours. Stir occasionally.