Red Wine Tomato Sauce

Have a little twist on your usual pizza sauce and try this hollyshelpings recipe that feature red wine on your tomato base. This recipe is filled with so much spices so be ready for some sprinkling. 

2 Tbsp olive oil
1 onion, finely chopped
1 carrot, finely chopped
1 stick celery, finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 Tbsp dried thyme
1 Tbsp dried basil
1 Tbsp dried oregano
1 tsp dried rosemary
1 cup red wine
1 14 oz can pealed tomatoes with juices
1 can tomato paste
salt to taste
optional: crushed red pepper, honey

  1. Heat the olive oil in a deep sauté pan over medium heat.
  2. Add the finely chopped onion, carrot, and celery to the oil and cook until the onion just begins to brown.
  3. Add in the minced garlic and the dried herbs. If using, add in the crushed red pepper. Cook for about 30 seconds.
  4. Pour in the red wine and stir.
  5. Add in the pealed tomatoes and crush them with your hand as you pour them in. Stir in the tomato paste.
  6. Allow to simmer, covered, for about 30 minutes.
  7. Taste and add salt as needed. If you like your sauce a little sweeter, add a small amount of honey.
  8. If you want a smooth sauce (perhaps for pizza), pour this in a blender and blend until smooth.
  9. Allow to cool and store in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Posted by Diane Araga, on November 23, 2013 at 8:00 AM