Most small Louisiana towns have their "City Cafe." This is the recipe from the "City Cafe" in Plaquemine, Louisiana.
1 pound white onions, finely chopped
4 stalks celery, finely chopped
1 cluster garlic, finely chopped
3 cans tomato paste
3 cans tomatoes
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
4 heaping tablespoons Parmesan cheese
Salt and pepper, to taste
In hot olive oil in a cast iron pot, sauté onions, celery and garlic. Add remaining ingredients. Simmer at least one hour.