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Salsa de Tomate (Tomato Sauce)

Spice Islands®

Salsa de Tomate (Tomato Sauce)


  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours

3-1/2 quarts


2 tablespoons Mazola® Pure Olive Oil

2 skinless chicken thighs

2 Spice Islands® Bay Leaves

1 cup chopped white onion

1 green pepper, chopped

3 tablespoons chopped Italian parsley

1 cup shredded carrots

2 tablespoons Spice Islands® Minced Garlic

1/4 cup dry white wine

1/2 cup sugar

2 cans (28 ounces each) whole tomatoes, undrained, roughly chopped

2 cans (28 ounces each) tomato sauce

1 tablespoon Spice Islands® Sea Salt

1-1/2 teaspoons Spice Islands® Medium Grind Black Pepper

2 teaspoons Spice Islands® Oregano


Heat olive oil in a large stockpot over medium-high heat.  Add chicken thighs, bay leaves, onion, green pepper, parsley, carrots and garlic.  Cook until thoroughly browned, approximately 5 to 7 minutes or until vegetables are tender.

Stir in wine, sugar, chopped tomatoes and tomato sauce.  Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer 30 minutes. 

Add sea salt, black pepper and oregano leaf.  Simmer an additional 30 to 45 minutes; stirring often.

Delicious served over any kind of pasta or gnocchi.  Sauce freezes well for future meals.

Recipe tip:  to make this recipe vegetarian, omit the chicken thighs.

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