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Easy Sugar-Free Creamy Red-Sauce






After having kids, I had picked up the habit of stocking cans of Ragu in the pantry because they go on sale, buy-one-get-one, at our grocery all of the time. Now that we have gone off of refined sugar, we have gotten rid of it all. It is so easy to fall into bad habits. Red sauce is really easy to make at home, and there is no reason that I should not have been doing it all along. This recipe only takes about fifteen minutes to make. My kids like to eat the sauce over gluten free pasta. I simply eat it over a serving of blanched broccoli with feta cheese for a low-carb and delicious meal.



2 tbsp. olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 small yellow onion, diced
1 small bell pepper, diced
1 large can tomato puree
1 large can crushed tomatoes
1 c. sweet red wine
1 tsp. balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp. honey
1 tbsp. oregano
1 tbsp. basil
1 tsp. coriander
1 tsp. black pepper
½ tsp. cayenne pepper
1 c. heavy cream
salt to taste



In a large saucepan sauté the garlic, onion, and bell pepper in the olive oil over medium heat, for three minutes, stirring often. Add the rest of the ingredients, except the cream and the salt and continue cooking over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture comes to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and add the cream. Continue to cook the sauce for ten more minutes, over low heat, stirring often. Salt to taste and enjoy!



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