Iron Mike's Sweet Tomato Pizza Sauce - the Spirit of Cincinnati
30 mins (prep 5, cooking 25)
14 ingredients
4-6 servings
So I grew up in Cincinnati. 18 years of Cincy Chili, Ribs, Ice Cream, and, of course, LaRosa's Pizza, whose sauce is flavorful and SWEET. Now that I've been away, I find you can't get any pizza remotely close ANYwhere else. Now this is no copycat recipe, but it captures the spirit of Buddy L's pizza sauce. It complements vegetable toppings as well as meats... My wife and I have not ordered pizza out since this sauce was concocted... I HIGHLY recommend using caetb's pizza dough with this sauce. (Pizza Dough - the one with the wine...) I put the ingredients in the bread machine and it turns out great every time. I cook the finished pizza between 400 and 425 degrees fahrenheit for 9-12 minutes on a normal cookie sheet, or 11-15 minutes on an "air cookie sheet." (My wife and I prefer the normal cookie sheet, so the crust cooks and the cheese doesn't burn...) I'd love to hear feedback from others, especially misplaced Cincinnati Folks - let me know your thoughts! Mike's Notes: Since I concocted and posted this recipe, I have been back to Cincinnati... Needless to say, when I had the "real thing," I was mildly disappointed! Doh! I'm thinking about decreasing the "sweet" contents by 1/2 tbsp each on the honey and brown sugar - it IS awfully sweet! Okay - enough already - enjoy!

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Serving Size (31.52 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 116.5 Calories from Fat 69.21
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7.69g 47.31%
Saturated Fat 1.11g 22.2%
Trans Fat 0.01g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 154.02mg 25.67%
Total Carbohydrate 13.3g 17.73%
Dietary Fiber 0.77 g 12.38%
Sugars 11.78 g %
Protein 0.16g 1.28%
Vitamin A 3.6IU% Vitamin C 0.03mg%
Calcium 20.85mg% Iron 0.38mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
tomato puree, dried onion, dried basil, dried oregano, dried thyme, dried parsley, fresh minced garlic, minced carrot, fresh ground pepper