Sunday, November 05, 2006

Omissions & Inclusions

Ridiculously, it has been almost two months since I last worked on a batch of The Sauce which is, lest we forget, the raison d'être of this here blog. For tonight's experiment, I will remove the tomato paste and replace it with tomato sauce that has been reduced in volume by half – about 45 minutes of simmering. This is an attempt to remove some of the SpaghettiO's flavor without thinning the sauce. I'm adding some chipotle powder for smokiness, and I'll try both honey and corn starch for thickening after doing some taste tests along the way.

Dry Ingredients
1 tsp Smoked Paprika
1/2 tsp Chipotle Chili Powder
1/2 tsp Onion Powder

1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
1 tsp Dry Mustard
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Pepper
1/2 cup Brown Sugar

Wet Ingredients
3 cups Beef Stock
16 oz Tomato Sauce
1/2 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
1/2 cup Worcestershire Sauce

Simmer tomato sauce about 45 minutes to thicken. Combine the wet ingredients and bring to a boil. Combine the dry ingredients. Add to the wet and simmer 1 hour.