Spicy tomatoe sauce

Spicy tomatoe sauce

Directions: 10 minutes
Cook time: 40 minutes
Servings: 12
Allergens: None,
Plan ahead Vegetarian
Reference : Intégration Nutrition


  • 60 ml (¼ cup) tomato paste
  • 625 ml (2 ½ cups) of water
  • 85 ml (⅓ cup) Haitian Epis
  • 30 ml (2 Tbsp) vegetable oil (canola, olive or other)
  • 2.5 ml (½ tsp) ground thyme
  • 2 yellow onions
  • 2 green peppers
  • 4 ml (¾ tsp) salt
  • 2.5 ml (½ tsp) black pepper


  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Mixing bowls
  • Large saucepan
  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • Hot plate or stove top


  1. Dilute the tomato paste in water.
  2. In a saucepan, add 85 ml (⅓ cup) of Haitian epis, the diluted tomato paste, oil and thyme. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes.
  3. Trim and thinly slice the onions and peppers.
  4. Add the vegetables to the sauce, season with salt and pepper, mix well and cook over medium heat for 15 minutes.
  5. Serve on the Creole meatballs with sticky rice.


Meal planning

  • Easy to make in advance for a weekday meal.


  • Keeps well in the freezer for later use.

Did you know…

  • Haitians sure do meals that include sauce. In Haiti, the word sos (sauces) refers to simmered dishes served as a dish or side dish. As a dish, they consist of meats, seafood, vegetables, legumes or a mix of them. Two popular side dishes are the sos pwa (a sauce made from crushed beans) and a sauce to pour over meat and poultry is made with tomato pasta, epis, onions, and meat juice is sometimes added.

Cooking with children

  • In addition to being appreciated by young people, this tomato sauce allows them to learn how to cut food, measure and dilute ingredients and monitor cooking on a hotplate or stove top.