Recipe For Italian Sauce


11 tomatoes, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup red wine vinegar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon crushed garlic
1 tablespoon crushed red pepper
1 cinnamon stick
4 whole cloves


Puree tomatoes in blender or food processor until smooth. Pour into a large saucepan with the red wine vinegar, sugar, paprika, salt, garlic, crushed red pepper, cinnamon stick and cloves. Simmer over medium-low heat, covered, until thickened and flavors have blended, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove cinnamon stick and cloves before serving.