I am quite serious. I have had lots of pizza sauces in my day and this one beats them all. I have adapted the recipe very slightly from Oh, Sweet Basil. There really wasn’t much I could do to improve upon the recipe. I didn’t have the fresh herbs on hand to make this recipe and it turned out really well with the dried herbs. The fresh herbs would make it better, but that was listed first in the original recipe. Thank you so much for sharing this delicious recipe with the world!
Here’s What You’ll Need:
- 2 Tbsp. lightly salted organic pasture butter
- 4 cloves of organic garlic, minced
- 1/4 cup fresh organic onion, minced or *1 3/4 tsp. organic granulated onion
- 1/4-1/2 tsp. organic red pepper flakes
- 1 1/2 tsp. fresh organic basil, chopped *3/4 tsp. dried organic basil
- 1 tsp. fresh organic oregano, chopped *1/2 tsp. dried organic oregano
- 2 cups organic crushed tomatoes (I prefer Eden Organic in a glass jar.)
- 4 Tbsp. organic tomato paste (I prefer Bionaturae’ organic tomato paste in a glass jar.)
- 5 Tbsp. fresh Parmisiano-Reggiano cheese, grated
- 2 tsp. organic light brown sugar
- 2/3 cup warm water (I didn’t use any stock in this recipe. If you want a tomato flavor, don’t add any stock. If you really want to add some stock in there I’d suggest Homemade Organic Chicken Stock or Homemade Organic Beef Stock.
- 1 tsp. Real Salt
- 1/2 tsp. Freshly ground organic peppercorn blend
Here’s How I do it:
- Heat a 2 qt. saucepan over medium-high heat.
- Add the butter to the pan and allow it to melt.
- Once melted and bubbly, add the minced garlic and onion. Simmer for 2-3 minutes.
- Add the red pepper flakes, basil and oregano. Mix well into the onion and garlic and allow to bloom, about 2 minutes.
- Add the Parmisiano – Reggiano, and brown sugar.
- Quickly add the crushed tomatoes, tomato paste and water to the saucepan, stirring well.
- Bring to a light boil, then turn the heat down to allow the mixture to simmer.
- Simmer for 1 – 2 hours. (2 hours for best results)