Category Archives: Sauces

Hot Mushroom Barbecue Sauce

2 cups tomato puree
2 tablespoons dehydrated onion flakes
2 tablespoons wine vinegar
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon barbecue spice
⅛ teaspoon peppercorns
⅛ teaspoon thyme leaves
⅛ teaspoon basil leaves
⅔ cup fresh mushrooms, sliced
Dash artificial sweetener, or to taste

Combine all ingredients, except mushrooms and sweetener. Cook over low heat, uncovered, 5 minutes. Add mushrooms. Cook 5 minutes longer. Stir in sweetener. Use with meat. Divide evenly. Makes 6 servings, about ⅓ cup each.

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Marcy’s “Enchilada”


1/2 cup Tangy Tomato Sauce*
1 medium canned tomato, chopped
1 tablespoon green chili pepper
1 tablespoon dehydrated onion flakes
Artificial sweetener to equal 2 teaspoons sugar, or to taste
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon oregano leaves
1/4 teaspoon basil leaves
Dash of garlic powder
1 slice enriched white bread, toasted
2 ounces cooked chicken, chopped
1 ounce grated Monterey Jack cheese

Combine tomato sauce, tomato, chili pepper, onion flaked, sweetener, cumin, salt, oregano, basil, and garlic powder in a saucepan. Simmer 12 minutes. Place toasted bread in a baking dish. Pour sauce over. Place chicken on top, then spoon grated cheese over chicken. Bake at 350°F (moderate oven) for 15 minutes. Makes 1 luncheon serving.

*See Sauces, Preserves, Dressings; Card #23

Tangy Tomato Sauce

3 cups tomato purée
1/3 cup white wine vinegar
Artificial sweetener to equal 4 teaspoons sugar, or to taste
3/4 teaspoon garlic powder, or to taste

Combine all ingredients in a saucepan. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes to thicken. Divide evenly. Makes 12 servings, about 1/4 cup each.

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Applesauce – Quick Cranberry Sauce – Cranberry Relish I and II

Molded Cranberry Sauce

4 cups (1 pound) cranberries
2 cups water
2 cups sugar

Wash and pick over berries. Put berries and water in a saucepan; cook, stirring occasionally, until all berries pop open. Put through a fine sieve or strainer. Return pulp to pan. Add sugar and stir well. Boil 3 to 5 minutes; pour into a quart mold or bowl. Chill until firm. Makes 1 quart.

Cranberry Relish I

2 cups cranberries
1 orange
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup chopped nuts

Wash and pick over berries. Cut orange in quarters and remove seeds. Put berries and orange through a food chopper. Stir in sugar and nuts. Makes about 1 pint.

Cranberry Relish II

Prepare Cranberry Relish I. Mix in contents 1 can (8 oz) crushed pineapple and 1/2 cup seedless raisins. Makes 3 cups.


Combine 3 cups Applesauce and 1 cup Cranberry Sauce (see recipes on card). Makes 1 quart.

To Serve Applesauce

For breakfast, serve plain or with cream. For main dish accompaniment, serve hot or cold with ham, pork, duck, or goose. For dessert, serve chilled, topped with whipped cream, sour cream or ice cream.

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