I love the briny taste of olives and capers, and they go perfectly with the sweet tang of the tomatoes. While I've kept this sauce pretty simple, you can add red wine, green peppers or carrots, or even ground beef to it to boost the flavor and make it more filling.
This sauce is also perfect for baked pasta dishes because it has so much flavor.
Step 1: Ingredients
- 4 teaspoons capers
- 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes (or less if you're not into spicy things. :D)
- 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
- 1 small onion, diced
- 4 kalamata olives, diced
- 4 green olives, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- olive oil
- 28 oz can tomatoes (crushed, diced, whole - whatever you like!)
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/2 teaspoon sugar, optional
- salt to taste
Step 2: Saute the veggies + add spices and herbs
Step 3: Add tomatoes + water
If you're adding in leftovers, now is the time to do it. I shredded the chicken and stirred it in.