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Red Greek Sauce

Red Greek Sauce
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Red Greek Sauce is a Tomato & Pepper Based Sauce usually served with Grilled Meat. This is my take or version of coming up with a Sauce Condiment that I could use with Grilled Meat, Greek Style Meatballs in a Meatball Platter Dish, Greek Style Burger, Sausages, and so on.

This sauce is a perfect match with Grilled Meat. Mainly composed of Tomatoes & Red Peppers or Roasted Red Peppers. With additional Seasonings and some Acid.

The Sauce is simple too. Just purée the ingredients. Bring to boil and chill. Serve this over Grilled Meats or Meatballs.

Greek Condiment Sauce

This isn’t a Greek Tomato Sauce. Rather, it is a Greek Red Condiment Sauce or much like a Greek version of Ketchup that is served over Gyros or other grilled meats.

I often pair this up with Tzatziki Sauce, since both sauces are complementary to each other. In such dishes as Souvlaki, Greek Pork Chops, or other dishes like Gyros & Meatballs. It’s also an extraordinary good sauce for topping Meatloaves.

Tzatziki Sauce

Tzatziki Sauce

Tomato Juice & Paste

Tomato Juice & Tomato Paste serves as the base sauce, to which other ingredients are added. Alternatively, the Tomato Paste can be upped to 1/2 C with 3/4 C of water to replace the Tomato Juice & Paste in the recipe below.

Peppers

Use either Long sweet red Peppers Fresh or Jarred. Optionally, replace it with Pimento Paste. This allows the skipping of blending as the Pimento paste is already puréed. Just add everything into the pot.

Long Red Sweet Peppers

Long Sweet Red Pepper

1–2 Peppers Puréed

Roasted Red Pepper

Pickled Red Pepper

1–2 Peppers Puréed

Pimento Paste Sweet

Pimento Paste

About 1/4 C of Sweet Pimento Paste.

Greek Seasoning

Use Cavender’s Greek Seasoning if you do not have your hands on JAH Greek Seasoning. This adds in the seasoned salt aspect to the sauce.

To this, we bolster up the Spice side of things. Using Allspice, Onion, Garlic, Cumin, Coriander, Ginger, Mustard, Mace, and Cinnamon. These in with the sauce produce a really nice flavor that pairs extremely well with meats.

Red Greek Sauce Variations

Red Greek Sauce
Red Greek Sauce

Roasted Tomatoes & Peppers

Another version of this is to caramelize whole Tomatoes with the Red Sweet Long Peppers. Then reduce this to a sauce consistency and add the seasoning and Acid. Sugar may or may not be added due to the sweetness of the caramelization.

Pimento Red Greek Sauce

Add Sweet Pimento Paste, about 1/4 C in place of the Peppers added. Skip the blending and just throw everything into a pot. This version in the picture below also used 1/2 C tomato Paste with 3/4 C of water in place of the Tomato Juice & Paste.

For a Spicy version, use Hot Pimento Paste.

Red Greek Sauce with Pimento Paste
Red Greek Sauce with Pimento Paste
Red Greek Sauce

Red Greek Sauce

Seasoned Tangy Red Greek Sauce to be used on Grilled Meats, Meatballs, and as a Condiment Sauce for Greek-Style Burgers, Gyros & Shawarmas. Excellent for Meatloaves too.
Servings: 1 portion
Prep5 minutes
Cook 5 minutes

Equipment

  • 1 Blender
  • 1 Sauce Pot

Ingredients

  • 1-2 Red Sweet Long Pepper - or Jared Roasted Pepper – no seeds
  • 1 C Tomato Juice
  • 1/4 C Tomato Paste
  • 1/4 C Apple Cider - or Red Wine Vinegar
  • 2 Tbl Sugar
  • 1 tsp Greek Seasoning & Worcestershire Sauce - each
  • 1/4 tsp Allspice, Onion, Garlic, Cumin, Coriander, Ginger, & Mustard - each
  • 1/8 tsp Mace & Cinnamon - each

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients in a blender and purée.
  • Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool.
Course: Condiment, Sauce
Cuisine: Canadian, Greek
Keywords: Greek Red Sauce, Red Greek Sauce
Author: JAH

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