Simmered Spaghetti Sauce From Smart Crockery Cooking
Slow simmering blends the flavors in this superb chunky sauce. Serve it over your favorite pasta and enjoy it with warmed, crusty Italian bread and a tossed salad topped with red-wine vinaigrette. 3 1/2- to 4-quart cooker Yields about 6 cups
1 teaspoon olive oil 1 can (6 ounces) low-sodium tomato paste 1 can (28 ounces) Italian plum tomatoes 3 medium onions, finely chopped 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 celery stalk, finely chopped 3/4 cup water 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1/4 teaspoon chili powder 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice 1 tablespoon sugar 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme leaves 1 bay leaf 1/3 cup snipped fresh parsley, or 1 tablespoon dried 1/3 cup snipped fresh basil, or 1 tablespoon dried
Mix the oil, tomato paste, tomatoes, onions, garlic, celery, and water in an electric slow cooker. Stir in the pepper, chili powder, allspice, sugar, thyme, and bay leaf Cook on LOW for 8 to 10 hours. Discard the bay leaf. Stir in the parsley and basil during the last half hour of cooking. Serve over your favorite spaghetti.
Per 1/2 cup: About 113 calories, 0.6 g fat (5% of calories), 0.1 g saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 157 mg sodium, 1.9 g dietary fiber.
1 onion chopped fine 1 large green pepper chopped fine 1 28 can Pastene Kitchen Ready tomatoes 1 6 ounce can Pastene tomato paste 2 cups water 4 garlic cloves minced 2 tsp oregano (dried) 2 tsp basil (dried) 1 tsp salt 1/4 tsp black pepper 1 tsp sugar
Place all in your crock pot and stir to combine all ingredients. Cook on low for 5 hours. Take cover off crock pot and cook uncovered for another hour so it will get nice and thick ! Add meat if you like, cooked ground beef or turkey. I always add the sugar because it helps to cut the acidity of the tomatoes. Enjoy !!
Edited by: SNOOPY1960 at: 6/13/2010 (20:27)
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Anyone have a good source for Slow Cooker Spaghetti Sauce? I just realized that most of the jarred suaces have HFCS, which I'm trying to avoid.
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