Serves: 32 bruschetta
French baguette sliced into 32 slices
32 slices mozzarella to fit baguette slices (about 8 oz.)
8 oz. ground sirloin or lean ground beef
1/4 cup onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup store-bought marina
1/2 15 oz. can crushed tomatoes, drained
1/2 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
dash of red pepper flakes (optional)
Freshly grated Parmesan
Brown beef and onions in a large skillet until beef is cooked through. Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Add all remaining Bolognese ingredients, and simmer for 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, line baguette slices in a single layer on a baking sheet. Top with mozzarella slices and broil until mozzarella is golden in some places.
Top each bruschetta slice with about 1 tablespoon Bolognese. Garnish with freshly grated Parmesan and basil.