Chili-Tomato Sauce

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Tam D

By
@methodmaven

Ever wonder what kind of dressing goes on Taco Salad? I did -- until I found this recipe! It's a fantastic, deep, rich, red, full-flavored, all-around tomato sauce, perfect for any Mexican dish. Make a double batch, and keep some on hand :)

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
Makes about 3 cups
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1 medium
    onion, chopped fine
  • 28 oz
    tomato sauce or puree
  • 2 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1-2 Tbsp
    chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp
    dried, ground oregano
  • 1 tsp
    salt

How to Make Chili-Tomato Sauce

Step-by-Step

  1. Cook onion in olive oil in a heavy 3 qt. saucepan, over medium heat, just until golden yellow (not brown).
  2. Add chili powder, garlic, and oregano, stirring a few moments. Then add tomato sauce and salt.
  3. Cover and simmer over low heat 30-60 minutes, stirring frequently.
    If you want a smooth sauce you can put it through a strainer, or use a hand blender, but we never have -- we love it just the way it is.
  4. NOTE: Choose tomato sauce for a thinner sauce, almost like spaghetti sauce, and tomato puree for a thicker sauce.
    If you don't have ground oregano, please whisk your dried oregano leaves in a spice grinder. You could use the leaves, but it's a less favorable result.
    30 minutes is long enough, but I like to let it simmer about an hour.

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About Chili-Tomato Sauce

Course/Dish: Other Salads Other Sauces
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Mexican
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy Healthy



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