I’ve been a huge fan of spicy foods back as far as I can remember and every chance that I get to add a little spice to a dish, I go for it. Recently my better half went away for a weekend of singing with her barbershop chorus and that was all the excuse I needed to go extra spicy for dinner.
More often than not when I’m alone for a weekend, a pasta dish is my choice as it makes enough for two dinners and two lunches. Instead of buying just a can of what some companies call spicy sauce, I decided to see if I couldn’t manage to make one myself.
Marinara sauce in and of itself is relatively easy to make. Tomatoes, spices, simmer and you’re pretty much done. To give it the kick to wake up your spice buds, look no further than crushed red pepper flakes and Chipotle chili powder. Now if you really want to go hardcore, add in some fresh hot peppers, and you’ll really have something to brag about.
Spicy marinara sauce
- 6 Tomatoes, chopped
- 1 Red onion, chopped
- 2 Tsp. Garlic powder
- 1 Tbsp. tomato paste
- 1 teaspoon Olive Oil
- 2 teaspoons Red pepper flakes
- 1 teaspoon Cumin powder
- 1 teaspoon Chipotle chili powder
- 2 teaspoon Dried oregano
To begin making the sauce, heat up a medium size sauce pan over medium heat. Add olive oil to it, and then add the chopped onions. Please be careful not to burn the onion.
Once the onion is soft and translucent add the chopped tomatoes, tomato paste and stir well. Simmer for 10 minutes on low heat.
Now add in the spices and check for taste. For those who want the sauce a little smoother, you can add the sauce to a blender and blend until you get the consistency that you like.