Spanish Sauce

Spanish sauce
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Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Total: 25 mins
Servings: 8 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
47 Calories
0g Fat
10g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8
Amount per serving
Calories 47
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 51mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Protein 2g
Calcium 43mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

The Spanish sauce is a spicy tomato sauce made with sautéed onions, green peppers, mushrooms, and garlic. It's great with chicken, veal, pork, and seafood.​

Note: This recipe calls for 2 cups of classic tomato sauce, which is one of the five so-called mother sauces of the culinary arts. You could instead use 2 cups of basic tomato pasta sauce, which is easier to make, but not as flavorful.

If you wanted to get the best of both worlds, add a ham bone to the basic pasta sauce while it simmers, then remove the bone before you purée it. You could even simmer a ham bone in ​the sauce from a jar, just to give it some more depth of flavor.


  • 2 cups tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup mushrooms (sliced)
  • 1/2 cup onions (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup green pepper (diced)
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 1 dash Kosher salt (to taste)
  • 1 dash black pepper (to taste)
  • 1 dash Tabasco sauce (to taste)

Steps to Make It

  1. In a heavy-bottomed saucepan, sauté the onions, green pepper and garlic until the onions are translucent, about 5 minutes.​

  2. Add the mushrooms and continue to sauté until the mushrooms are soft.​

  3. Add the tomato sauce, bring to a simmer and cook for about 5 minutes.​

  4. Season with the salt, pepper, and Tabasco and serve right away.