Monday, September 21, 2009

Sweet and Hot Tomato Pasta Sauce

• 2 tablespoons olive oil
• 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
• 1/8 teaspoon salt
• 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
• 1/2 tablespoon crumbled dried red chile pepper
• 1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
• 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
• 1/4 teaspoon celery salt
• 3/4 cup brown sugar, divided

• In a saucepan, combine olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper and red peppers and lightly saute over high heat.
• Reduce heat to low and mix in tomatoes and tomato paste. Stir in celery salt, salt and pepper. Start with 1/2 cup of the brown sugar and mix into the sauce. Gradually add brown sugar, depending on acidity of tomatoes. First taste of sauce should be sweet.

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