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.
Step 1: The Players
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
Step 2: Frying Onions: A Multilayered Approach
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!
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.