Add tomato paste, and stir well. Add crushed tomatoes, including the juice in case you are using canned tomatoes.
Add brown sugar, dried oregano, dried bay leaves, salt, and pepper.
Cover and bring to a low simmer for 20-30 minutes.
Finally, remove from the heat, add fresh basil, and stir well. Remove the bay leaves.
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