A Simple and Delicious Pizza Sauce

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I've had a number of requests for the pizza sauce that I made for my pizza video, so here it is! This is a very simple sauce to make, and yet it works so well, and for more than just pizza. It makes a good general tomato sauce for other uses, too.

Let's get started!

NOTE: This recipe involves an alcoholic beverage, so be sure you are of the legal age in your locale to be able to handle and use such substances. Here in Michigan, that's 21.
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Step 1: The Players

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Here are the ingredients:
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 can of tomato paste
  • 1/2 of a small onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian herb mix
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon sugar (or to taste)
  • Some water (the amount depends upon how much cooking down you want to do)
  • A bit of oil for sauteing the onions
It looks like a long list, but it's not so bad as that. Many of these are things you would automatically reach for anyway. It just looks imposing seeing every detail laid out. :)

Step 2: Frying Onions: A Multilayered Approach

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Actually, there's nothing too complicated about it at all. I just couldn't resist the obvious pun.

Put some oil in the pan over medium heat. Drop in diced onions. Let them sizzle until they turn a bit translucent, and Bob's your uncle.

Step 3: Everyone Get In the Pool!

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The most complicated step is done. Now, you just unceremoniously dump everything else in and stir it all up. Add some water if you think it needs more liquid so it can simmer for a little while.

Simmer over a medium-low heat until it's as thick as it can get without burning.
Chimex144 years ago
this sauce tastes amazing
try using it with this pizza dough recipe
Phiske4 years ago
Sounds yummy! I live in ecuador and can't find any good pizza sauces so have been trying to make my own. New to pizza making but having a blast trying new recipes. Having some locals over tonight, I'll see what they think.
jrg3ni0us4 years ago
I have got to bake this :)
3366carlos5 years ago
You make me hungry man!
ronanry5 years ago
did you try to put your onion 10 min in a microwave oven. It could appear strange, but they are "fried" (tasted fried) without using oil ;)
dmlandrum (author)  ronanry5 years ago
That's a completely new one on me. I'll have to try that sometime. Thanks!
kcls5 years ago
Very tasty looking... my stomach is starting to growl. 5*!
thepelton5 years ago
I've got to try this. I want to add mushrooms. I am drooling.