2 Tbspolive oil
1 mediumonion, chopped fine
28 oztomato sauce or puree
2 clovegarlic, minced
1-2 Tbspchili powder
1/4 tspdried, ground oregano
How to Make Chili-Tomato Sauce
- Cook onion in olive oil in a heavy 3 qt. saucepan, over medium heat, just until golden yellow (not brown).
- Add chili powder, garlic, and oregano, stirring a few moments. Then add tomato sauce and salt.
- 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.
- 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.