Sarita's Multi Purpose Tomato Sauce

"This is the sauce that I use to top almost all my recipes that ask for a sauce topping. I also serve it on the side as a dipping sauce. It is simple and easy to make."
photo by Chef Sarita in Aust photo by Chef Sarita in Aust
photo by Chef Sarita in Aust
Ready In:
2 cups sauce




  • On medium high, melt butter in small sauce pan. Add the onions, bell pepper and tomato. Let veggies saute in butter for about 2-3 minutes.
  • Add Tomato sauce, ketchup and water. Stir and add the cumin. Add salt to taste, add cilantro and let simmer for about 5-7 minutes or until the sauce has thickened enough to cover the back of a metal spoon when dipped in the sauce.
  • Serve on top of cabbage salads or on the side as a dipping sauce.

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I was born in Honduras, Central America. I came to the states when I was about 2 yrs old and now currently have a full time job in the medical field. I have a family of 100+ relatives also living in Austin and we all share a passion for good food. I am known for the foods that I prepare for my dinner parties and special occassion gatherings. Weekends at my house are packed with family and friends because we usually have the grill going. I also have a knack for baking. I have been told by several people that I should open my own bakery or restaurant...which I am seriously considering in the near future. I absolutley love to cook and this is why Zaar is a heaven sent! I like to take other peoples feeings into consideration when rating recipes so my rating system reflects that. I do not rate below a 3 just for the simple fact that everyones taste is different and what might taste magnificant to some, might not be too great for others. I always give everything a second try unless I absolutley hate it (then I take a second look at the recipe and find out what attracted me to this recipe and how can I alter it a bit to my taste). I usually spend my free time brainbstorming recipes and creating them with my beautiful daughters (pictured above)!
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