Maybe the previous reviewer used too much of the italian seasoning? I substituted 2 T. of regular italian herb mix, and about 1/2 tsp.+ of red pepper flakes to the rest of the ingredients and followed cooking instructions. It came out great, and I'm using it on veggies, pasta, and sausages. I plan to keep some on hand to use instead of jarred pasta sauce. Thanks Norman.
Norman's Spicy Tomato Sauce
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- 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1 1/2 tablespoons Italian Seasoning Mix
- 1 (28-oz.) can crushed tomatoes
- 1 (8-oz.) can Spanish-style tomato sauce
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1. Sauté onion and garlic in hot oil in a 3-qt. saucepan over medium heat 2 to 3 minutes or until tender. Stir in Italian Seasoning Mix, and cook 1 minute. Stir in crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce, and 1 cup water; bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to low, and simmer 40 to 45 minutes or slightly thickened. Stir in salt and honey.
- Note: We tested with Goya Tomato Sauce.
- Spicy Tomato Sauce With Italian Sausage: Remove casings from 1/2 lb. mild Italian sausage (about 2 sausages). Cook in a 3-qt. saucepan over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes or until meat is no longer pink, breaking sausage into pieces. Drain; return sausage to pan. Proceed as directed.
- Spicy Tomato Sauce With Ground Chuck: Cook 1/2 lb. ground chuck in a 3-qt. saucepan over medium heat 6 to 8 minutes until meat crumbles and is no longer pink. Drain; return to pan. Proceed as directed.
- Spicy Tomato Sauce With Cajun Smoked Sausage: Cook 1/2 lb. sliced Cajun smoked sausage in a 3-qt. saucepan over medium heat 5 to 6 minutes or until browned. Drain; return to pan. Proceed as directed. Note: We tested with Conecuh Cajun Smoked Sausage.
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