This is a super easy answer to a pizza
craving that's absolutely delicious. This makes
enough to top 2 or 3 bagels depending on how
thick you spread the sauce on. These were so good
there was only half of one left when I got a chance to
take a picture.
1 half cup of chopped up tomatoes. It doesn't matter what kind roma, cherry or grape tomatoes will do. I used grape tomatoes cut into quarters
Fresh Basil, a few big leaves rolled and cut into thin ribbons, also known as a chiffonade, in case you want to sound smart
1half teaspoon of fennel seeds slightly ground, pestle and mortar are your friends
3 inches of farmers sausage cut up into little chunks. Pepperoni or other cured sausage would work too. I used farmers sausage from Gelderman Farms
1half cup grated cheese of choice, as long as it melts nice it's good. I used an aged cheddar, but of course a mozzarella or provolone works too
2 or 3 bagels cut in half. I used sesame sunflower bagels from Silver Hills sprouted grain bakery
This is a super easy one. Put everything above except the bagel and cheese in a small saucepan on medium high heat.
Let the mixture start to bubble, then add a few tablespoons of water and let cook further until the tomatoes break down to a sauce consistency. This might take 15 minutes if that. You can grate your cheese while it's cooking away.
Next part is even easier - When it's smelling amazing and looks like a chunky sauce, spread it on top of bagels, top with cheese and pop them in an oven or toaster oven and grill until the cheese is bubbly gooey good.
Whether for brunch or a late night snack these are easy to make and you may never order in pizza again. Enjoy!