This isnt a meal in itself, i realise, it's a side dish, a condiment and also, a pretty awesome marinade! It's simple enough to make in a few minutes, and doesn't require any preparation, you can literally just decide to make it and have it ready in a few minutes.
You will need the following ingredients:
1 tablespoon of Olive Oil
1 large white onion
1 large clove of garlic (crushed)
1 teaspoon of Cayenne Pepper
1/2 teaspoon of Paprika
1 tablespoon of Soft Dark Brown Sugar
1 teaspoon of Fennel Seeds
Salt & Pepper
Put your saucepan on a low heat with the olive oil. Finely chop the onion and add it to the pan with the crushed garlic. Add a good sized pinch of salt, and a big grind of pepper. Take the fennel seeds, and crush them with a rollnig pin until they're as finely powdered as you can get, and add it to the saucepan, along with the cayenne, paprika & sugar. Keep on the heat for a few minutes, mixing thoroughly, before finally adding the ketchup. Now, i used half a large squeezy bottle of ketchup to make mine, and really you can add as much as you like, just don't make it too thick, or too thin - you want it to have SOME consistency!
Finally, after it's been brought to a simmer, turn the pan off, empty the contents into a jug blender, and blitz it til its nicely smooth (should only take a minute) - simple, no? :)
I decided to treat myself and immediately made some salami & cheese mini toasties to go with it - OM NOM NOM! :D