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Offline jayczar

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Chicago Johnnys' Sauce
« on: December 14, 2012, 10:57:51 AM »
I've been trying to make a sauce like Chicago Johnny's in Phoenix Arizona. It has a fennel or anise flavor that just makes me want to have more. Does anyone have a clone or similar recipe to share?

Thanks a lot


Offline redox

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Re: Chicago Johnnys' Sauce
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2013, 05:49:42 PM »
Here's one that's very good. In fact I've got it simmering on the stove right now. It's got fennel and you can add more sugar if you like sweeter like Chicago Johnny's (I've heard that it's sweet).

Ultimate Pizza Sauce

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 cup onion, chopped
1/4 cup celery, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 small bay leaf
1 teaspoon fennel seed


In a large skillet, melt butter with the oil. Add the onion, celery and garlic and saute until soft and transparent.

Add tomato sauce and tomato paste and stir until smooth.

Add remaining ingredients and bring to slow simmer.

Simmer for 30-60 minutes (or not at all depending on your taste and time frame).

Remove the bay leaf and spread the sauce on your prepared pizza dough.