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Saturday, July 02, 2011

What's For Dinner - Bobby Flay's Fra Diavlo BBQ and Steak

Wow - this sauce was amazing!  I'm glad I made extra, because I think it will make fantastic "ketchup" for burgers later in the week!

I thought it was also pretty easy to make. I put mine in my food processor before serving because I wanted it to be a bit smoother. I also used a chipotle pepper (from a can, not dried) place of the red pepper flakes. Both variations worked beautifully!

Hopefully later in the season, everything will be from the garden!


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 Spanish onion, finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes
  • 3 cups canned plum tomatoes, pureed
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano leaves
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onions and cook until soft, about 4 to 5 minutes. Add garlic and red pepper flakes and cook for 1 minute. Add remaining ingredients, reduce heat to medium-low and cook until thickened, about 35 to 40 minutes.

Serve with grilled steak - and enjoy!

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1 comment:

  1. That sauce sounds amazing; so many wonderful flavors mixed into one great topping!