Sauces

Crock Pot Tomato Sauce

Let’s face it… sometimes you’d rather be outside enjoying your day rather than in the kitchen slaving over your stove

One Sunday morning when I found myself in the kitchen getting ready to make my Simple Tomato Sauce recipe, I thought, “Why not throw all of the ingredients in the crock pot?!”

So I did and now I wonder why it took me so many years to figure this out

Granted, crock pot sauce is a bit thinner than sauce cooked for a few hours stove-top, but there are many recipes we make that work better with a thinner sauce

Dice one medium onion and finely chop 4 garlic cloves

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Blend three 28 ounce cans of whole plum tomatoes with an immersion blender.  This also accounts for the thinness of the sauce

If you prefer to use crushed, you’ll save a step and your sauce will be a bit thicker.  I prefer to use whole plum tomatoes because we like the taste better

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Put the onions, garlic, three cans of tomatoes and 1 teaspoon each of Everyday Seasonings which is kosher salt, black pepper, onion powder and garlic powder in a slow cooker, along with 1 tablespoon of sugar

Next we will add in some fresh herbs

Stir in about 2 tablespoons of fresh basil chiffonade, one teaspoon of fresh oregano and 3 bay leaves

Show Me How to Chiffonade Basil

Cover your crock and cook on high for 4 hours or low for about 7-8 hours

I break the cardinal rule of crock pot cooking and stir a few times when I think of it

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Now it’s time to taste and reseason if necessary.  You may need a pinch of salt, or some crushed red pepper to get the flavor just right

And there you have it!

A batch of super simple Crock Pot Tomato Sauce!

We use this in our Classic Cheese Lasagna recipe and many more!

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Enjoy!!!

Simply Sundays! ~ Crock Pot Tomato Sauce

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Ingredients

1 medium onion, diced

4 garlic cloves, finely chopped

3 – 28 ounce cans of whole plum tomatoes, blended

1 teaspoon each of: kosher salt, black pepper, onion powder and garlic powder

1 tablespoon of sugar

2 tablespoons of fresh basil chiffonade

1 teaspoon of fresh oregano

3 bay leaves

Dice one medium onion and finely chop 4 garlic cloves.  Blend three 28 ounce cans of whole plum tomatoes with an immersion blender

Put the onions, garlic, three cans of tomatoes and 1 teaspoon each of Everyday Seasonings which is kosher salt, black pepper, onion powder and garlic powder in a slow cooker.  Add  1 tablespoon of sugar.  Stir in about 2 tablespoons of fresh basil chiffonade, one teaspoon of fresh oregano and 3 bay leaves

Cover your crock and cook on high for 4 hours or low for about 7-8 hours.  Taste and reseason if necessary.  You may need a pinch of salt, or some crushed red pepper to get the flavor just right

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