After we decided on Mexican Pizza for dinner on Saturday night, we knew that standard pizza sauce wouldn’t do, so I began scouring the internet for a good recipe. Nothing was really catching my eye until I saw this one.
“Chris, do you want to try Mexican pizza sauce from a Mexican inmate?”
“Wait, you found a recipe from some guy in a Mexican jail?”
“Not exactly, he is a Mexican guy in a Connecticut jail. Do you want to try that one?”
“Sure, it has to be good!”
It sure was! The only issue I had was the quantity of sauce it makes. Most of it ended up in my freezer for future Mexican Pizzas.
Note: Vinny works at the prison, he is not the actual inmate.
Adapted from Vinny DiLeo.
- 1.75 cups diced stewed tomatoes
- 6 oz tomato paste
- 1/4 small onion, diced
- 1 clove elephant garlic, sliced
- 1 small jalapeno sliced with seeds removed
- 1/2 tsp orageno
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 1/2 tsp coriander
- 1/2 tsp chili powder
- Combine ingredients in a food processor.
- Blend for several minutes until smooth and well combined.
Servings ~ Makes enough for three to four large pizzas.
Calories (per recipe) ~ 251, Fat ~ 2 g, Carbohydrates ~ 57 g, Protein ~ 12 g