Hot Tomato Sauce

Hot Tomato Sauce

  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 22 min
  • Total: 32 min
  • Serving: Serves 2-4

This simple tomato sauce gets some added kick from the addition of dried chili. Feel free to increase the amount if you can handle the heat.


  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 red onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon dried chili
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar or honey
  • 1 can canned tomatoes
  • freshly chopped basil
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Place the olive oil in a large, hot sauté pan over medium heat. Once the oil begins to shimmer, add the onion, garlic and chili and sauté the mixture for 2 minutes, stirring frequently.
  2. Stir in the tomatoes, sugar, basil and a few pinches of salt and pepper to taste. Let the mixture simmer over medium-low heat for 20 minutes and then serve over pasta.


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