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Smoky Tomato Sauce

Makes 3 1/2 cups (850 mL).


    Falafel Sliders with Smoky Tomato Sauce

    Life is often about that little extra that makes something good just that much better. Dipping falafels into Smoky Tomato Sauce needs nothing more than maybe a lettuce wrap to carry it. With apologies to lettuce growers, the flavour is most certainly in the sauce and falafel.


    Smoky Tomato Sauce


    • 2 Tbsp (30 mL) avocado oil
    • 1 cooking onion, diced
    • 1 large garlic clove, smashed and minced
    • 1/2 cup (125 mL) regular or gluten-free lager beer
    • 1 canned chipotle pepper in sauce, minced, plus extra sauce to taste
    • 28 oz (796 mL) can diced fire-roasted tomatoes
    • 2 Tbsp (30 mL) tomato paste
    • 1 Tbsp (15 mL) maple syrup
    • Finely grated zest from 1 orange
    • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) ground cumin
    • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt


    Per serving:

    • calories42
    • protein1g
    • fat2g
      • saturated fat0g
      • trans fat0g
    • carbohydrates6g
      • sugars4g
      • fibre1g
    • sodium171mg



    In medium-sized saucepan, heat oil. Add diced onion and sauteu0301 over medium heat until soft. Add garlic and sauteu0301 for 1 minute. Add beer to deglaze pan. Continue to cook over medium heat until beer is reduced by half, about 2 minutes. Stir in remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 15 minutes for flavours to blend. Add a little more chipotle sauce if you wish. Serve sauce chunky or pureu0301e in a blender, if you wish. Spoon over baked falafels.


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