This sauce is great with Spiced Lamb Meatballs.Spiced Lamb Meatballs Recipe

Tomato Dipping Sauce for Spiced Lamb Meatballs

This sauce is great with Spiced Lamb Meatballs.Spiced Lamb Meatballs Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 cups tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • salt

Directions

Heat the olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and sauté until soft and fragrant, about 8 minutes. Stir in the seasonings and cook for 1 minute. Add the tomato sauce. Stir in the tomato paste, orange juice, honey and salt. When the mixture begins to bubble, reduce to a simmer and cook for 15 to 20 minutes. Taste and adjust seasonings.

Cool slightly and serve as a dipping sauce with meatballs. Makes 2 cups.

NOTE: To make this sauce extra smooth, puree in a blender.