This quick and easy tomato pasta sauce doesn't scrimp on flavour with roasted red capsicum and red onion to give it body. I like to make this with either courgette or baby spinach to add some extra veges. Serve with your favourite pasta for a quick, easy mid-week meal that's ready in under 30 minutes.
1 red onion
1 roasted red capsicum
1/4 teaspoon salt
70g tomato paste
400g chopped tomatoes
1/2 cup beef stock
2 teaspoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1 courgette or 1/2 bag baby spinach
Heat some oil in a fry pan on medium-high heat. Chop the red onion and capsicum in a food processor until it is finely diced. Add the onion and capsicum to the fry pan and cook for approx 3-4 minutes until they start to brown.
Add salt and tomato paste to the pan and cook for 1 minute. Add tomatoes, beef stock, soy sauce and sugar. Bring to a simmer and then reduce heat to low. Stir occasionally until sauce has thickened, approx 10-12 minutes.
Grate and then finely chop the courgette in the food processor. Or, if using spinach, wash thoroughly then finely chop in the food processor. When sauce has 1-2 minutes remaining, add the courgette or spinach and stir to combine.