Rustic Heirloom Tomato Pasta Sauce
Personalize this classic with your choice of meat or vegetables.
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 large onion
1 small bell pepper
1 cup sliced mushrooms
½ pound sausage, ground meat or meat substitute (optional)
Chili flakes to taste (optional)
Sea salt and pepper to taste
½ teaspoon of oregano (optional)
1 bay leaf 16 oz. Balakian Farms Organic Blended Heirloom Tomatoes Parmesan
Heat 3 tablespoons of olive oil in medium skillet or Dutch oven. Add onion, mushrooms and sauté over medium heat. Add meat to mixture. When meat is cooked, add chili flakes, sea salt, pepper, oregano, and bay leaf. Stir in Balakian Farms Organic Blended Heirloom Tomatoes and simmer for 10 – 15 minutes, or until reduced to desired consistency.
In a separate pan, heat water with a dash of sea salt and bring to a boil. Pour in pasta of your choice (any kind goes well with this sauce). Cook 3 minutes and keep pasta firm. Remove, drain and set to the side.
Once sauce is reduced, slowly fold in pasta a little at a time and cook with sauce until pasta is al dente. Garnish with parsley and parmesan. Serve with rustic crusty bread and enjoy!