This is an Italian seaman’s sauce and is usually made without using any meat.
1/4 cup olive oil
2 cups coarsely chopped onion
1 small onion, cut into rounds, about 1/2 cup
2 cloves garlic, minced
4 cups canned Italian-style tomatoes
1 small carrot, cut into rounds, about 1/2 cup
Salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1 t. oregano
1 t. dried basil
Step 1. Heat the oil in a large skillet and cook the onion, carrot and garlic until golden, stirring occasionally.
Step 2. Pour the tomatoes the tomatoes through a sieve, pushing the pulp through with a wooden spoon. Discard the seeds. Add the pureed tomatoes to the vegetables and add salt and pepper to taste. Partially cover and simmer 15 minutes. Put the sauce through a sieve, pushing the solids through with a wooden spoon. Return the sauce to the skillet and add the remaining ingredients. Partially cover and simmer 30 minutes longer. Serve with your favorite pasta.
You can also add your favorite fish filets or small shrimp during the last 10 minutes of cooking time.