Sausage Tomato Bake copy

YUMMMM!  This was so easy and super hearty—-a must try!

Jamie Oliver Style:

4 lb ripe cherry-sized tomatoes, mixed colors if possible
1-2lb Pork Sausage
2 sprigs each: Rosemary, Oregano (or 1 tsp. dried), Thyme
4 Cloves Garlic, pealed and chopped
1/2 tsp. Crushed Red Pepper
Olive Oil
Balsamic Vinegar

Preheat the oven to 375F.  In a cast iron skillet, place the tomatoes on the bottom of the pan (they should fit tightly).  Add garlic, herbs, red pepper and drizzle with olive oil and a few glugs of vinegar.  Place the sausage on top of the tomato mixture.  Place in the oven and bake for 30 min.  Turn sausage over and bake another 25-30 min, until browned.  Remove from the oven and place the sausage aside on a plate.  Over your stove on med-high heat, cook down the tomato broth until fairly thick, slightly mashing the tomatoes with the back of a wooden spoon (about 3-5 min).  Season with salt and pepper to taste.  Serve the sausage over the tomato sauce.  Enjoy.