Deliciously rich and decadent tasting, I had just enough wine left over to change the whole flavor of a basic marinara sauce. The smoke from the chipotle and the depth of the wine creates a wonderfully balanced sauce…So delicious over Gluten free Penne served with a fresh radicchio salad or sautéed greens.
Bordeaux Chipotle Red Sauce
2 large cloves garlic, smashed & minced
24-28oz of diced or crushed tomatoes – I use the Bionatura brand)
1 large onion, medium dice
1/4t black pepper
1/4t cayenne (opt) or one whole small chili
1/4c extra virgin olive oil
1T chipotle powder
1c red Bordeax wine (another dry red wine will work also)
1t salt or to taste
1T-dried or fresh parsley, and other fresh herbs like basil, oregano etc *opt
In a large pot, add the olive oil and sauté the onions and garlic, and hot pepper until golden and soft. Add the tomatoes, parsley (dried), salt, black and chipotle pepper. Add the water and wine and allow the sauce to come to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 35-45 minutes and add in any fresh herbs in the last 5 minutes of cooking, adjust the seasonings.
At this point, the sauce is delicious as is or can be pureed to create a smoother sauce.