Making the sauce
- 1 onion
- 1 green or red pepper (capsicum)
- Oil (such as coconut oil)
- 2 tins plum tomatoes
- 1 tsp garlic puree
- 2 tsp tomato puree
- 1 tsp dried mixed herbs
- 2 tsps paprika
- 1 tsp brown sugar (optional)
Chop the onion and pepper really finely. Then sauté them in the olive oil and butter until they are soft.
While they are cooking, take your food processor or liquidizer, and empty in the two tins of tomatoes, along with the garlic and tomato purees. Whizz them around until smooth.
Once the onions are soft, add the tomato mixture along with a pinch of salt and freshly ground black pepper. Sprinkle in the mixed herbs and paprika.
Simmer for 15 minutes, not forgetting to taste and adjust the seasoning if required. If the sauce tastes a little bitter add the sugar. You may also need to add a little water part way through, to thin the sauce down if necessary.