Italian Tomato Sauce
  1. Pour your two cans of tomatoes into a bowl and crush with yoru hand. Don’t break them up too small, you want to have large chunks in your sauce.
  2. In a large heavy bottomed pot with a lid, use a burner with no flame, pour olive oil in and add red pepper flakes, garlic, onion, oregano, basil and mint. (save a little bit of each for the end) sugar salt and pepper. Turn on the burner and slowly bring up to heat. When the onions and garlic start to cook, stir and heat for five minutes.
  3. Remove the pot from the burner and place a heat diffuser over the burner. Place the pot over the heat diffuser and add the tomatoes. Turn the burner to medium high and stir until they start to boil. Then reduce to simmer, partially cover and simmer 90 minutes.
  4. After 90 minutes, remove from heat and add the reserved herbs. Add the butter to round out the flavors, stir again and serve.