Chorizo Tomato Sauce is a delicious, rich tasting sauce that is good on polenta, spaghetti squash, pasta, rice, and potatoes. This spicy tomato sauce is also quick to cook up!
Chorizo Tomato Sauce
Hi! I’m doing a quick post of this delicious Chorizo Tomato Sauce today. The rich, spicy flavor of chorizo kicks up whatever you put it on!
My mom always made the best sauces. She had a knack for knowing what to put in the sauce, to compliment the meat or vegetables she was preparing. I have practiced a lot, as I want to be as good at making sauces as she was.
This Chorizo Tomato Sauce is pretty simple, and it goes well on many foods. I recently had it over polenta, and it was wonderful! Talk about comfort food! Even Paul liked it (I never expected him to like polenta. The meat sauce, yes)!
Give it a try on spaghetti squash, it really makes a nice low carb meal.
Chorizo Tomato Sauce is a delicious, rich tasting sauce that is good on polenta, spaghetti squash, pasta, and potatoes. This sauce is also quick to cook up!
- 1 lb Chorizo Sausage*, casings removed
- 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
- 1/2 Onion, diced (or 1 Tbsp dried onion, or 1/2 tsp onion powder)
- 2 Garlic Cloves, minced (or 1 tsp garlic powder)
- 2 tsp Smoked Paprika
- 1/2 tsp Basil dried
- 1/2 tsp Thyme, dried
- 1/2 tsp Italian Seasoning
- 2 15oz Cans of Tomato Sauce (or 1 29oz can)
- 1/2 tsp Sugar
- 1 Roasted Red Pepper, chopped
- 1/2 cup Water
- 1 15 oz Can of Diced Tomatoes (juice and all)
Heat a large skillet on medium, and add chorizo. Brown the meat until it is done. Drain any fat and remove from pan. Set aside.
Put pan back on the heat and add the olive oil.
Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until mostly translucent.
Add the garlic and the spices. Stir well to incorporate, and cook for a minute.
Stir in the tomato sauce, sugar, and roasted red pepper, water, and diced tomatoes.
Add the sausage back in. Turn heat to medium-low and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
*Chorizo is usually pretty salty, so I don't recommend adding salt until after you taste it. I never add salt to this sauce.
Also, chorizo is spicy! If you don't like your sauce too hot, try 1/2 chorizo and 1/2 Italian or breakfast sausage to cut the heat!
This sauce reheats well on med-low heat. Add a little water if too thick.
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