If using whole tomatoes, crush them in your hands as you add them to the pan, then add the juices to the pan
as well. If using crushed tomatoes, add the entire contents of the can to the pan. Then add all the seasonings. Stir
to combine, bring to a simmer, and cover. Cook over very low heat for 30 to 40 minutes. If you prefer a thicker
sauce, remove the lid and cook for 10 minutes more to evaporate some of the liquid. The tomato sauce will be
cooked but should still be bright red in color.