Pasta Bolognese with sun-dried tomatoes
Your Bolognese Sauce Will Be Even Tastier With Sun-Dried Tomatoes
Sweet, tart, and full of moisture from olive oil, jarred sun-dried tomatoes can add complexity, brightness, and balance to a standard Bolognese sauce.
Sun-dried tomatoes can even cut down on a long cooking time. Typically, you simmer a Bolognese for hours for a complex flavor, but these tomatoes add depth from the start.
To incorporate the tomatoes into your sauce, chop them into bite-sized pieces. Add them to your pot at the start of making the sauce and proceed with your recipe as usual.
Make sure to drain sun-dried tomatoes well before using them. They come packed in oil for preservation and a bit of flavor, but you don't want a ton of extra oil in your sauce.
Half a cup of chopped sun-dried tomatoes is enough for a batch of sauce. They'll meld with the fresh or canned tomatoes, onions, meat, and other ingredients for a delicious result.