A tasty hot tomato sauce is the perfect seasonal accompaniment to any BBQ feast.

Inundated with tomatoes? Time to get in the kitchen and create a deliciously fiery hot tomato sauce to accompany your next barbecue feast.

Condiments are an easy way to instantly lift the flavours of your barbecue feast from bland to fab. This fiery hot tomato sauce is a great way to add punchy flavours and turn up the heat on your next outdoor gathering. It’s also the perfect recipe to use up your never-ending supply of homegrown tomatoes.

Fiery Hot Tomato Sauce Recipe

What you’ll need

¼ Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
3 Large shallots, minced or diced finely
6 Garlic cloves, minced
½ tsp Ground cumin
1 ½ tsp Smoked Sweet Paprika
1-2 jalapeño peppers, diced finely (depending on your preferred level of heat)
800g Ripe Roma Tomatoes, peeled and chopped
1 tbsp Apple cider vinegar
1 tsp sugar
Sea Salt

What to do

On a large board, crush the tomatoes with the back of a wooden spoon.

Pour the oil into a large saucepan over medium heat and add the shallots. Sauté until soft and lightly golden, then add the garlic cooking for another minute. Add the spices and peppers and sauté until you smell the lovely aromas.

Add the crushed tomatoes and the juice. Stir for a few minutes before adding sugar and seasoning with sea salt.

Simmer for 20-30 minutes until the hot tomato sauce is thick. When ready, add the apple cider vinegar.

Pour the hot sauce into a jar and serve alongside your BBQ feast.

Note: The hot tomato sauce should last for about a week stored in the fridge. If you have leftovers, pour the remaining hot sauce into an ice cube tray and freeze. Place the blocks into a labelled container or snap-lock bag for later use.