A great pizza sauce recipe to try !
- 1 can (500) gr. crushed tomato,
- 1 can (4 oz.) tomato paste,
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic,
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil,
- 2 teaspoons sugar,
- 1 tablespoon chopped onion,
- 1 tablespoon olive oil,
- 2 teaspoons dried oregano,
- 1/2 teaspoon chili powder,
- salt and pepper to taste.
Saute the garlic and onion in the olive oil for 5 minutes and add the other ingredients except the basil. Simmer the pizza sauce for about 15-20 minutes. Add the chopped basil 5 minutes before the sauce is ready. If during the simmering, the sauce becomes too thick, add some water. This pizza sauce recipe yields enough pizza sauce for about 4 medium pizzas. Cooking tip: With the same ingredients you can prepare a pizza sauce without cooking. Simply blend briskly all the ingredients with a stick blender and let the sauce sit for half hour before using, in order to blend flavors. For the uncooked pizza sauce you can substitute the chopped onion with onion powder. If you chose to make the cooked pizza sauce, let it cool down a little bit before using it, otherwise the top of the pizza will get cooked much faster than the bottom if the pizza sauce is applied when it is still hot....and the pizza sauce recipe is ready !