+
Home Cooking

My cooking disappointment

smilingal | Jan 29, 201512:29 PM     23

Our Chow community is comprised of many different levels of cooks - from the beginners putting their toe in the pot to the more sophisticated and experienced. I consider myself in the latter category. Today's kitchen experience has been such a disappointment.
I am making tomato sauce for a meatball slider which I have discussed elsewhere for our superbowl eats. I have made tomato sauce thousands of times, never following a recipe, granted it always comes out a bit different, and I constantly keep adding things to "doctor it up".
I can't figure out what is wrong today. I started sauteeing onions and garlic in a mixture of olive and vegetable oil then added a 5 lb 7 oz can of Supremo Italiano D.O.P., along with one 5 oz can of tomato paste. Cooked a standard amount of time. Felt that I probably either used too much onion and garlic, or didn't allow it to cook down long enough, because I didn't like that I felt the bite and they were so visible. Also, the sauce didn't have much tomato flavor - so I added another 5 oz can of tomato paste and the last squirts of the tomato paste from the tube (concentrated!). After many tastes, I decided to take the sauce and put it in the blender to try to remedy the onion/garlic epic. NOW I HAVE AN ORANGE sauce!! (like a vodka color!). I put the sauce back into the pot, and added the meatballs that I had cooked yesterday (another fiasco as I fried them too hard but wanted them to hold their shape in the slider as opposed to a softer meatball in a plate. I now am cooking the meatballs in the sauce for a while, hoping the sauce will take on the flavor of the meatballs(pork and meat) and change colors!! LOL (not really laughing :( ) I am thinking I should go buy a big can of plain tomato sauce to add in. Thanks for listening to my rambling and I welcome your feedback. BTW - the meatballs in sauce should be partially covered with the lid right?

Want to stay up to date with this post? Sign Up Now ›

More from Chowhound

BBQ 101: How to Grill for Beginners
Guides

BBQ 101: How to Grill for Beginners

by Greg Stegeman | The weather is getting nicer, Memorial Day is on the horizon, and summer is right around the corner...

The Best Grills, BBQ Tools, and Grill Accessories
Guides

The Best Grills, BBQ Tools, and Grill Accessories

by Jen Wheeler | If you're in the market for a new grill, grill brush, or basically any other BBQ tool, grill accessory...

A Comprehensive Guide to Barbecue Sauce Across the Country
Guides

A Comprehensive Guide to Barbecue Sauce Across the Country

by Greg Stegeman | Barbecue sauce is a blanket term that doesn't necessarily do justice to all the regional styles of...

Battle of the BBQ: Where Can You Find the Best in the South?
Guides

Battle of the BBQ: Where Can You Find the Best in the South?

by Joey Skladany | As a self-proclaimed sauce connoisseur and fan of barbecue varieties specifically, I was more than...

See what's new!

View latest discussions ›

Get fresh food news delivered to your inbox

Sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest tips, tricks, recipes and more, sent twice a week.