Thursday, May 27, 2010

Basic Pizza Sauce

Basic Pizza Sauce


1/4 cup finely chopped onion
1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 cup white wine
2 Tbsp tomato paste
1 tsp dried oregano
1/8 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 (14.5-ounce) can crushed tomatoes, undrained
1 Tbsp chopped fresh basil
1 tsp balsamic vinegar 


1. Heat a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add onion to pan; sauté 3 minutes or until tender. Add garlic to pan; sauté 30 seconds. Stir in wine; cook 30 seconds. Add tomato paste, oregano, pepper, and tomatoes. Reduce heat, and simmer for 20 minutes or until thick.
2. Remove sauce from heat; stir in basil and vinegar. Cool.
Yield: 1 1/3 cups

Cooking Tips:
*This sauce is a chunky tomato sauce. If you prefer a smoother pizza sauce, toss it in a food processor or blender with about 1 Tbsp. water and blend until smooth.
*This sauce can be prepared ahead of time- up to one day. It freezes well too- up to one month.
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