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For a long time I absolutely hated pasta of any kind, when I was younger tuesday was pasta day and after lots of weeks eating pasta every tuesday I didn’t like it anymore. Nowadays I love pasta again luckily. My boyfriend his parents could make a delicious tomato pasta sauce, my boyfriend learned from them how to make it and then I learned the recipe from him.
The sauce is based on my boyfriends tomato pasta sauce, which he learned to make from his parents.
- Red Bell pepper – 2.5
- Tomatoes – 3
- Onion – 1
- Meat or vegetable meat substitution (optional)
- Other veggies like mushroom, corn, peas etc (optional)
- Olive Oil
- Garlic – 5 cloves
- Parsley and Basil (optional)
- Tomato Paste – 2 tablespoons
- Low salt vegetable bouillon cube – 2
- Sambal – 1 teaspoon
- Water – 1 cup
- Oregano (optional)
This recipe feeds about three to four people. I often make this recipe and then the first day we eat pasta and the next french bread pizza with the leftover sauce.
- Cut the onion, red bell pepper, tomatoes and garlic in pieces. Put the garlic and onion in a wok or pan and bake it until the onion is translucent.
- Now add the red bell pepper and bake for a few minutes. Then add the tomatoes and the tomato paste.
- Mix the bouillon cubes in one cup water and add to the sauce. Add any other vegetables or meat you want to add to the sauce now. Add some parsley and basil (Optional).
- Add the sambal and some cornstarch mixed into water to make the sauce a bit thicker. Let the sauce cook for a bit longer.
- Serve the sauce with some pasta and enjoy your dinner!
- Vary with veggies, meat and spices. Instead of only red bell pepper, tomatoes and onion you can add other veggies as well, like peas, beans, mushrooms, lentils or corn.
- French Bread Pizza. You can also use this sauce to make french bread pizza or if you have leftovers you can make french bread pizza the next day.