Piri Piri Tomato Sauce with Mushrooms

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Our spicy, smoky Piri Piri Blend adds heat and zest to traditional vegetarian spaghetti sauce in this delicious twist on an Italian classic.

 

Prep time: 10 min | Cook time: 50 min | Serves: 4 portions


 
 

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup onion

  • 1 Tbsp garlic

  • ½ cup red wine

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 1 ½ cup, washed, quartered white mushrooms

  • 2 each 14.5 oz canned diced tomatoes

  • ½ cup water

  • 2 Tbsp tomato paste

  • 1 ½ Tbsp Piri Piri Blend

  • 1 Tbsp vegetable oil

  • Salt and pepper

Directions

  1. Chop the onion into fine dice, finely mince the garlic.

  2. In a medium non-reactive pot, heat the vegetable oil on medium heat, add the onion and garlic, sauté for 4 minutes.   Add the red wine, simmer 2 more minutes.

  3. Add the mushrooms, tomato and water.  Simmer on low heat for 45 minutes.

  4. Add the Tomato paste and Piri Piri blend. Let simmer for another 5 minutes.

  5. Remove one third of the sauce and blend in a high speed blender. Add back to pot, adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.

  6. If a spicier sauce is desired, add another half teaspoon at a time of Piri Piri blend.  Serve with favorite pasta.