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Zigeuner Sauce (Gypsy Sauce)


This gourmet sauce, Zigeuner Sauce, is a German classic perfect for a schnitzel or side dish.

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  • 3 medium sliced onions
  • Olive Oil (for sautéing)
  • 6 peppers sliced
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 small can of tomato purée
  • 4 crushed garlic cloves
  • ¼ Teaspoon ground paprika
  • ¼ Teaspoon white pepper
  • ¼ Teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup chicken stock
  • ¼ cup of brown sugar (maybe more - to taste)
  • Tip of a knife cayenne pepper
  • 4 - 5 cups cold water
  • 3 tablespoons (approx.) cornflour mixed with cold water


servings 2
Level of difficulty Easy
Preparation time 5mins
Cooking time 10mins
Cost Average budget


Step 1

Heat oil and sauté the onions & garlic, add sliced pepper, tomatoes and tomato paste.

Stir very well; add 4-5 cups of cold water and spices then bring to boil for one minute and then add dissolved cornflour and stir and cook for about 5 minutes.

Make the sauce as thick as you like.

A sauce for spaghetti, penne, and other types of pasta (16-18 servings).

It can also be served on fillets of meat, pizzas, and crostini.

Toss in some cooked Chorizo.

Add more Paprika for a richer red sauce.

Freezes well.

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Lurrrveee this! I'd neva heard of Zigeuner Sauce b4 but now I'm a big gyspy sauce fan

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