Monday, November 22, 2010

MEATLESS MONDAY - Mary's Flavorful Red Sauce

My friend Mary made this for my family years ago and I fell in love with it. It really is so flavorful. It has a very pronounced salty flavor which I love from the olives and capers. It's super quick and easy to make. It's on the thinner side which I also love.

She came over a year or so ago and made it for us again, served it with a red wine and crusty french bread. It was such a treat!

Mary's Flavorful Red Sauce

6 cloves garlic, diced or minced
2 Tbsp olive oil
2 cans (soup can size) stewed tomatoes
3 Tbsp capers with juice
3/4 jar black kalamata olives, PITTED & sliced, with juices
4 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
1/4 cup Fat Tire Beer (optional)

In pan over medium heat, add olive oil and garlic. Cook garlic until soft but not brown. Add stewed tomatoes. Mix well. Add capers, olives, balsamic vinegar & beer. Simmer 15 to 20 minutes over low heat. Serve over your favorite pasta.


Rebecca Jean said...

I'm loving that this week's carnival is full of simple dishes packed with flavor.

This looks great. 6 cloves of garlic? Sounds great too. YUM

Thanks for sharing it with Midnight Maniac Meatless Mondays.

♥ Rebecca Jean
Midnight Maniac

Design Wine and Dine said...

Pasta just like I like it! Not loaded with a drippy sauce but rather a beautiful, rustic one full of perfect flavors! I just bought a bunch of kalamata's! YUM!