Spanish Sauce Recipe

Spanish sauce
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    25 mins
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The Spanish sauce is a spicy tomato sauce made with sautéed onions, green peppers, mushrooms and garlic. It's great with chicken, veal, pork and seafood.​

Note: This recipe calls for 2 cups of the classic tomato sauce, which is one of the five so-called mother sauces of the culinary arts. You could instead use 2 cups of basic tomato pasta sauce, which is easier to make, but not as flavorful.

If you wanted to get the best of both worlds, add a ham bone to the basic pasta sauce while it simmers, then remove the bone before you purée it. You could even simmer a ham bone in ​the sauce from a jar, just to give it some more depth of flavor.

What You'll Need

  • 2 cups tomato sauce
  • ½ cup sliced mushrooms
  • ½ cup chopped onions
  • ¼ cup diced green pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Tabasco sauce (or another hot pepper sauce), to taste

How to Make It

  1. In a heavy-bottomed saucepan, sauté the onions, green pepper and garlic until the onions are translucent, about 5 minutes.​
  2. Add the mushrooms and continue to sauté until the mushrooms are soft.​
  3. Add the tomato sauce, bring to a simmer and cook for about 5 minutes.​
  4. Season with the salt, pepper, and Tabasco and serve right away.