Loren, here's an unfortunate coincidence -- I had a very similar problem earlier this week.
I love the Muir Glen fire-roasted tomatoes for lots of things. But on Monday I made my mother's sweet-and-sour meatball recipe, which calls for a 28-oz. can of crushed tomatoes. I used the fire-roasted, and -- ick. Yes, tasted burned.
According to our "eat the flops" policy, DH and I forced ourselves to eat it for dinner, and for two subsequent lunches. I'm never going to do that again!
"We reject as false the choice between our safety and our ideals. Our founding fathers, faced with perils we can scarcely imagine, drafted a charter to assure the rule of law and the rights of man, a charter expanded by the blood of generations. Those ideals still light the world, and we will not give them up for expedience's sake."
--President Barack Obama, 1/20/09