By Craig Claiborne
Heat the butter or oil in a saucepan and add the garlic and onion. Cook, stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon, until the onion is wilted.
Add the tomatoes and cook, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes. Add the tomato paste, liquid, sugar, salt, and pepper and continue cooking, stirring occasionally, for about 15 minutes more.
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