Makes 6 servings2 Tbsp olive oil 2 lbs Italian sausage, casings removed, meat crumbled 2 shallots, minced 1 large clove garlic, minced 2 lbs fresh plum tomatoes, passed through food mill 2 Tbsp Italian herbs, or basil, oregano and rosemary combination 1/2 tsp sugar Salt and pepper, to taste 1. In a large saucepan, heat oil. Add sausage, and cook until meat is no longer pink. 2. Add shallots and garlic; cook 1 minute. Add tomatoes, Italian herbs and sugar. Bring to a fast boil, then simmer uncovered 40 minutes. Stir frequently and skim off fat. 3. Add salt and pepper. Excellent for lasagna or spaghetti. Note: Double or triple recipe and freeze the sauce.