Fire Roasted Tomato Sauce


I wanted to share with you a “go-to” recipe for Fire-Roasted Tomato Sauce. It is simple, fast and so much better than anything you can get in a jar. I promise this will be a recipe you use over and over and share with all your friends! On a scale from 1-10, it definitely is a 10!! If you don’t want that much spice, tone down the white pepper and hot sauce to your liking.
As always, I hope you enjoy and please send me your comments. I would love to hear and share your stories.
 Enjoy and Happy Cooking~
Vonnie 

Ingredients:                                                                                                             
12 Each Roma or plum tomatoes, halved
2 Tsp Garlic salt
2 Tsp White pepper
2 Tbsp Balsamic vinegar
2 Tsp Crystal hot sauce
1 Tsp Chili powder
2 Tsp Smoky paprika
2 Tbsp Fresh basil, chopped
1 Tbsp Fresh oregano, chopped
1 Tbsp Fresh thyme, chopped

Directions:
Pre-heat oven to 400° F.
1. Place halved tomatoes on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Season them with the garlic salt and white pepper. Place in the oven and roast for 30 minutes. If roasted in the pan on indirect heat on a charcoal grill double the cooking time.
2. In the bowl of a food processor or blender, add 8 of the tomatoes (16 halves) with the remaining ingredients and process until smooth. Dice the remaining 4 (8 halves) tomatoes and fold into the sauce. Use the sauce for any preparation calling for Tomato Sauce. I loved mine with some penne pasta and freshly grated parmesan cheese.
Some warm crusty Italian bread and a simple salad is a great way to round out great this meal.

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