Submitted by : Tomato Wellness

Perfect for breakfast, brunch, dinner or a family gathering. Sauce may be made several days ahead and reheated just before serving.

Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: about 1 hour

Ingredients :
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil, plus extra for brushing on bread
1 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup thinly sliced and chopped fennel or anise (optional)
1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 (28-oz.) can tomato puree
2 teaspoons dried Italian herb seasoning
1 teaspoon sugar, or to taste
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
6 (1-inch thick) slices rustic Italian bread
1 1/4 cups shredded Italian blend cheese
6 fried eggs, seasoned with salt and pepper
Shredded Parmesan cheese and snipped fresh basil

  • Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
    Add onion, fennel and garlic; cook, stirring frequently, for 10 minutes to soften. Stir in tomato puree, herbs and sugar.
  • Cook, uncovered, over medium-low heat for 45 minutes or until tomato sauce is very thick, stirring frequently to make sure sauce does not scorch on the bottom.
  • Brush one side of each bread sliced with olive oil and place on a foil-lined baking sheet. Top each with 3 tablespoons shredded cheese and place in a hot oven or under the broiler for a few minutes or until cheese is melted and edges are lightly browned.
  • Top each with a fried egg, a generous spoonful of tomato sauce, Parmesan cheese and fresh basil to taste.
  • Makes 6 servings.
  • Recipe may be doubled.

Time Saving Tip: Substitute 2 cups prepared pasta sauce for tomato sauce recipe above.

Nutritional analysis per serving :
Calories: 350, Fat: 15g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Trans Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 235mg, Sodium: 1030mg, Potassium: 712mg, Carbohydrates: 37g, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 9g, Protein: 18g, Vitamin A: 25%, Vitamin C: 30%, Calcium: 30%, Iron: 25%