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Creole Tomato Sauce

Yield 6 cups

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch green onions, sliced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 small red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 ribs celery, diced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 cup dry red wine
  • 2 tablespoons capers, drained
  • 1/2 cup pimiento-stuffed green olives, sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

How to Make It

  1. Saute first 4 ingredients in hot olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat 5 minutes or until tender. Add garlic through lemon zest, and saute 2 minutes.

  2. Add remaining ingredients. Bring mixture to a boil, stirring occasionally, for 30 to 40 minutes or until mixture thickens.