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Sweet Roasted Red Pepper Marinara Sauce

Balance out the tartness from jarred pasta sauces with this beefy sweet roasted red pepper marinara sauce recipe!

Here’s a quick recipe for marinara sauce that’s a staple in my kitchen. I don’t really like the tartness and acidity from red pasta sauces. So I tend to default to my own when cooking at home. It must have a hint of sweetness, a beefy base and a touch of heat. Adjust the amount of sugar accordingly to balance and bind the acidity from the tomatoes. And make sure to have an apron on, this sauce spits!

Balance out the tartness from jarred pasta sauces with this beefy sweet roasted red pepper marinara sauce recipe!

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Balance out the tartness from jarred pasta sauces with this beefy sweet roasted red pepper marinara sauce recipe!

Sweet Roasted Red Pepper Marinara Sauce


  • Author: The Cooking Jar
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 17 mins
  • Total Time: 22 mins
  • Yield: 4 cups

Ingredients

  • 1/4 yellow onion, finely diced
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 15 oz. tomato sauce/pasta sauce
  • 15 oz. fire roasted diced tomatoes
  • 2 beef bouillon cubes
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 tablespoon Italian seasoning

Instructions

  1. Over medium high heat, saute onions and garlic in 1 tablespoon olive oil until translucent, about 2 minutes
  2. Add in pasta sauce and diced tomatoes
  3. Crumble beef bouillon cubes and stir to mix
  4. Season with red pepper flakes, Worcestershire sauce, sugar and salt and pepper to taste
  5. Reduce heat to medium and simmer for 15 minutes
  6. Add in basil, oregano and Italian seasoning and stir to mix
  7. Store, freeze or use with other recipes in place of marinara sauce

Notes

Makes 4 cups/ 32 oz.

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Trisha - The Lazy Mom
    June 17, 2014 at 1:54 PM

    Thanks for sending this recipe my way, Farah! I looooove it and can’t wait to try it. I hope you don’t mind that I shared it over on my Lazy Mom Facebook page. 🙂
    Trisha

    • Reply
      The Cooking Jar
      June 17, 2014 at 2:07 PM

      Absolutely! Thank you for sharing. I hope it brings more people to realize the beauty of balanced marinara sauce.

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