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Pasta Sauce With Fresh and Dried Tomatoes
Makes 8 servings

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup minced onions
3 tablespoons minced fresh garlic
1/2 cup red wine, optional
1 cup minced fresh mushrooms
3 cups chopped tomatoes (peeled or unpeeled)
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 tablespoon honey
1 ounce sun-dried tomatoes
2 tablespoons minced fresh basil leaves
ground black pepper

Heat oil in large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add onions and garlic and cook, stirring frequently, until soft but not browned, 10 minutes. Add wine and mushrooms and cook 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Add tomatoes, tomato paste, honey, sun-dried tomatoes and basil and cook, stirring occasionally, until thick, 25 minutes. Add pepper.