Bordeaux Chipotle Red Sauce

Bordeaux Chipotle Red Sauce

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)

1c water

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.

Sugo..Red Sauce…Marinara….

*marinara

A STAPLE SAUCE. MAKE IT. FREEZE IT. ALWAYS HAVE IT IN THE HOUSE.

Ellen’s Simple Marinara Sauce

2 large cloves garlic, smashed & minced

1 large can (28oz) of diced or crushed tomatoes – I used the equivalent from a glass jar (Bionatura brand)

1c water

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 maple syrup or agave

1t salt or to taste

1T-dried or fresh parsley *opt

In a large pot, add the olive oil and sauté the onions and garlic with the sweetener until golden and soft. Add the tomatoes, parsley (dried), salt, black and red pepper. Add the water and allow the sauce to come to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 35-45 minutes or until the sauce has thickened. In the last 5 minutes of cooking, adjust the seasonings. Add in the parsley (fresh).

At this point, the sauce is delicious as is or can be pureed to create a smoother sauce.

FOR A SMOOTHER SAUCE:

In batches, in a blender or vita mix*, puree the tomato sauce until desired consistency is achieved. Adjust the seasonings again after pureeing.

*Caution: blending hot liquids can be extremely dangerous.