Roasted Tomato Bolognese Sauce

Roasted Tomato Bolognese Sauce

The amazing comfort of pasta, combined with the amazing flavor of roasted tomatoes makes for one happy tummy!

Bolognese, or “meat sauce” as I called it growing up in Oklahoma, is a rich and hearty sauce that combines ground meat with tomatoes, garlic and Italian herbs. I decided to roast the tomatoes and garlic in basil olive oil (as I so love to do… see: Roasted Tomato Ricotta Bruschetta, Polenta Pizzas with Roasted Tomatoes and Bacon and Roasted Green Bean Pesto Salad). Roasting tomatoes brings out so much flavor and gives them a delicious sweetness.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups cherry tomatoes
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 3 tbsp Enzo Basil Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp fresh basil (chopped)
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 can (6 oz) tomato paste
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • ½ tsp salt
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