1(can)waterUse the tomato sauce can and fill mostly up
Add the oil to a large sauce pan and heat.
Add in the tomato paste and look cook a couple minutes. Keep it moving so it doesn't burn, but let it get a little darker.
Add in all seasonings to the tomato paste. Stir and cook a couple minutes
Add in tomato sauce, tomatoes, and water. Stir until combined and let come to a simmer.
Reduce heat cover and let simmer for about 2 hours. Stiring every 30 minutes or so.
At the last 30 minutes taste to adjust seasonings. If you are going to puree do so now, I use an immersion blender to ensure that it is not to chunky.
1/4 - 1/2 cup of red wine or cooking red wine goes well in the sauce too.
To make it a bit spicier add in more red pepper flakes, watch out though a little goes a long way.
I have also sauteed garlic and onion before adding the tomato paste.
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