Homemade Tomato Sauce

Keto Recipes > Condiments

Although I don’t use tomato sauce too much, I had to share this recipe. I recently made a trio of meatballs, including bacon with mozzerella, chorizo with cheddar, and italian sausage with pepperjack. The problem with a ketogenic diet is that we must be careful with those sugary vegetables (and pseudo-vegetables like tomatoes).

I found a great tomato sauce that many of you will love. It’s called Flora Tomato Sauce, and it doesn’t have many carbs per cup! I decided to use this to create a more flavorsome, more whole, and more delicious version of a sauce. It’s not “homemade” but it’s almost homemade, and your guests won’t know the difference 😉

Using fresh thyme and a decent quality red wine is key here. You don’t want to go with the absolute minimum quality cooking wine, as it doesn’t impart as much flavor into the sauce. Spend the $10 on a reasonable bottle, and use that for cooking only.

If you do decide to go with dried thyme, you won’t get as much flavor as you could – but make sure you reduce the amount used to 1 tsp. Dried thyme is much more pungent a flavor than fresh.

This goes great over any ground beef style dish you can think of – absolutely fantastic. It is a little bit carb heavy, so just be careful with the amount you use. I made 4 total servings out of 2 ¼ Cups of sauce – which is more than enough for most people. You can definitely make 6 servings out of this if you’re serving over meatballs, but I wanted to cover all bases here.

As always, I love hearing your progress, feedback, and twists!

Yields 2 ¼ Cups of Sauce

The Preparation

  • 1 ½ cups jarred tomato sauce
  • ¼ cup red wine
  • 1 large green bell pepper
  • 1 tablespoon  fresh chopped thyme
  • 1 tablespoon  butter

The Execution

1. Chop your green pepper into relatively small pieces. You don’t want them too small, you want them big enough to create a chunky sauce.

Homemade Tomato Sauce

2. In a pan, add your butter and green pepper.

Homemade Tomato Sauce

3. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Homemade Tomato Sauce

4. Saute the green pepper in the butter for about 4-5 minutes.

Homemade Tomato Sauce

5. While the green pepper is cooking, finely chop some thyme. If you are using dried thyme, you can use 1 tsp.

Homemade Tomato Sauce

6. Continue cooking the green peppers until they are a less hard consistency. You don’t want to cook them too long, just enough for the skin to get tender but the inside to stay crisp.

7. Add your tomato sauce to the green pepper and stir well. Let this cook for about 4-5 minutes.

Homemade Tomato Sauce

8. Add your red wine to the sauce and mix it well.

Homemade Tomato Sauce

9. Finally, add your thyme to the sauce and stir everything well. Let it cook and reducefor 5-10 minutes on a medium-low heat, then serve!

Homemade Tomato Sauce

This will make 4 total servings of sauce, each coming out to: 91.75 Calories, 5.21g Fats, 4.03g Net Carbs, and 1.92g Protein.

Homemade Tomato Sauce Calories Fats(g) Carbs(g) Fiber(g) Net Carbs(g) Protein(g)
1 ½ cups jarred tomato sauce 180 9 24 15 9 6
¼ cup red wine 50 0 2 0 2 0
1 large green bell pepper 33 0.28 7.61 2.8 4.81 1.41
1 tablespoon fresh chopped thyme 2 0.04 0.59 0.3 0.29 0.13
1 tablespoon butter 102 11.52 0.01 0 0.01 0.12
Totals 367 20.84 34.21 18.1 16.11 7.66
Per Serving(/4) 91.75 5.21 8.55 4.52 4.03 1.92
Homemade Tomato Sauce

This will make 4 total servings of sauce, each coming out to: 91.75 Calories, 5.21g Fats, 4.03g Net Carbs, and 1.92g Protein.

The Preparation

  • 1 ½ cups jarred tomato sauce
  • ¼ cup red wine
  • 1 large green bell pepper
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped thyme
  • 1 tablespoon butter

The Execution

  1. Chop your green peppers and sautee in butter.
  2. Add your tomato sauce and let it reduce for 4-5 minutes.
  3. Add your red wine and thyme, mix well, and let reduce for 10 minutes on medium-low heat.
  4. Serve!
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