Campagnelle, spicy bacon tomato sauce

Spicy bacon tomato sauce. Now those are four words I can get behind!


Saute a quarter pound of bacon lardons until they begin to brown. Add in the onion. When the onion becomes translucent, clear a small area in the saucepan and add a teaspoon of red pepper flakes. Let those puppies brown for about 30 seconds -- any longer and they'll begin to put off smoke and your teary eyes will be calling for mercy. Throw in the garlic, stir, and add a large can of tomatoes. (I like to crush the tomatoes between my fingers before adding them, both to relieve the stress of a long day and to save myself the trouble of trying to break them up with a wooden spoon later.) Cover the sauce, allow it to simmer on low for at least 45 minutes, and serve.