Nothing beats a rich and flavourful homemade pizza sauce.
You just made your pizza base fresh and at home. You looked in the fridge and all you have is a 3 month old bottle of BBQ sauce from Coles. You have one of two options - 1) use the old sauce 2) make the best pizza sauce you will ever have. I know I am choosing option 2.
The homemade pizza sauce is not only simple to make, but it can be prepared in less than 30 minutes. Whether you call it pasta sauce, marinara sauce or pizza sauce it all tastes amazing in the end. I will guarantee if you are from Italy, United States or Australia you will enjoy this rich sauce on your pizza pie.
If you would like to store the sauce on a more longer world is ending type timeframe, canning it is perfectly doable. Ensure you sanitize your jars before hand, then once sealed with sauce, submerge them in boiling water for 2 minutes.
In the recipe I call for a dry red wine as it adds a wonderful depth of flavour, but if you are in dry July simply omit the wine.
- 1x can crushed tomatoes
- 3x cloves crushed garlic
- 1/2 onion diced
- 10 or so fresh basil leaves finely sliced
- 1x tbsp onion flakes or powder
- 1/4 tsp Chili flakes
- 1x tsp celery salt
- 1x small tub of tomato purée
- 4x tbsp freshly ground pepper
- 3x tbsp honey
- 1/4 cup red wine (optional) but well worth it 😃
- sauté the onions and garlic
- then add everything else in
- cook at a low heat for approximately 30 mins until the sauce reduces by 30% or depending on how thick you like your pizza sauce.
- not mandatory but I use a stick blender to reduce the tinned tomatoes chunks for a smoother sauce
- using a funnel, dispense sauce into a sterile bottle or jar
- refrigerate for up to two weeks
The knife utlised in the pizza sauce is the 200mm Damascus Bunka