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Recipe: Tomato-less Tomato Sauce

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When we went to the Cured Conference in 2012 one of the biggest things we had been trying to make had been Tomato Sauce.  Without tomatoes, that seemed like a tall order.  Now we’ve made pizzas with alternative sauces like Balsamic Infused Onion Jelly (twist our arms and we might divulge that one too) but there is nothing quite like a traditional pizza.  Now to business… How do you make tomato sauce without the use of tomatoes?


  • 4 Large Beets
  • 2 Large Sweet Potatoes
  • 2 Cups Baby Carrots
  • 1 Large Onion (Chopped)
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Lb Spicy Italian Sausage
  • 2 Tbsp Garlic (Chopped)
  • 2 Tbsp Salt
  • 1 Tsp Dry Basil
  • 1 Tsp Crushed Red Pepper
  • 2 Tsp Oregano
  • 1 Cup Red Wine

In a slow cooker place vegetables and several cups of water.  Set to low and cook for 8 Hours (or overnight).  Puree the cooked veggies adding water for consistency (if you want more of a tomato paste, add less).  In a medium pot sauté garlic in oil.  Skin the sausage and add the sausage and crushed red pepper to the pot.  Once the meat is browned you can add the sauce, wine and seasonings and set to simmer.  You will need to adjust the seasoning to taste, more salt or wine will depend on how salty or acidic you like your sauce.  You could also use sweet italian sausage if you’d prefer.

This DOES freeze but we tend to eat it too fast for that to matter.

T’s Review: It’s awful… what can I say?  I might have an addiction to this sauce that I want D to make it all the time.  This is a FANTASTIC sauce and works for pizza and pasta.

D’s Review: I’d be lying if I said I didn’t have a love/hate relationship with tomato sauce in general.  Tomato sauce on spaghetti is among my least favorite meals.  Then again most other applications are good.  This sauce is very nice but I still would not want pasta and sauce on a regular basis.  T does though.

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This entry was posted on December 11, 2013 by in Crock pot friendly, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Gluten Free, Italian Cuisine, Nut Free, Recipes, Sauces, Seafood Free, Soy Free, Veggies.
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