Sunday, May 2, 2010

DA Sauce

I have a recipe I pulled from the internet ages ago, it was supposed to be a rip off of the Pizza Hut recipe. I'm not sure how close it is to the real deal but we like it. It starts out with tomato sauce, then we add in a lot of different spices etc. We use it for Italian sausage sandwiches too by adding a little tomato paste and red pepper.

Pizza sauce

1 15oz can tomato sauce
1/4 tsp dried oregano

1/4 tsp basil leaves

1/4 tsp dried thyme

1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp salt

1/8 tsp ground black pepper

1 bay leaf

1/2 tsp lemon juice

dash of onion powder

1/2 tbsp sugar

combine ingredients in saucepan. Heat to bubbling then turn down heat and simmer covered for 30-60 minutes to desired thickness.

This time I cooked up a link of Italian sausage I had left over from Italian sausage soup and threw that int he sauce. It just gave it a little extra sumpin sumpin.

Since I was making a double batch of personal sized pizza I decided to try a recipe I found in this months Cooking Light magazine. Oh how I love that magazine....*SIGH* Anyway....I loved the simplicity of it. You saute the garlic in the olive oil and add the crushed tomatoes to the mix with salt and oregano. Now I veered a little from the recipe. I read it wrong and instead of putting in 28 oz of Marzano tomatoes I used 14 oz of a store brand tomato with oregano and basil already added. I couldn't have been more pleased with the result. It was fantastic! I have been on a crusade at my house to get rid of as much of the extra sugars, preservatives, and processed foods as I can. I've found that the big brands have added high fructose corn syrup to many of their varieties. If I want sugar I'll add it myself thank you! This sauce was divine coupled with a little mozzarella and basil for a margherita pizza.

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