Chilli Tomato Sauce

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Poor Cook: Fabulous food for next to nothing

Poor Cook

By Susan Campbell and Caroline Conran

Published 1971

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  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 red chilli peppers or 1 teaspoon chilli powder (more if liked)


Heat a little butter and oil in a frying pan, add the onions and soften them. Stir in the chillies or chilli powder, fry for a minute or two and then add the tomatoes, garlic, seasoning and herbs.

Simmer uncovered until you have a thickish sauce, remove the herbs and sieve or liquidise.

Reheat in the same pan before serving. This can be ferociously or gently hot according to how