Slow Cooker Fresh Tomato Sauce
10 medium tomatoes, Diced
3 Bay Leaves
2 TBSP Olive Oil
1 Onion, Diced
1 Carrot, Peeled and Diced
4 Cloves of Garlic, Peeled and Minced
2 TBSP Italian Seasoning
1 TBSP Red Pepper Flakes
2 TSP Pepper
1 TSP Salt
1 Cup Low Sodium Chicken Broth
Preheat broiler. On a baking sheet, toss onion, carrots and olive oil. Broil until onion begins to caramelize, about 15 minutes.
In a slow cooker, add onion and carrot mixture. Mix with the rest of the ingredients. Put lid on slow cooker and turn to low. Cook for 4 hours. Mix and turn on high. Cook for another 4 hours. Turn off slow cooker. Using a hand blender, puree the tomato sauce until no large chunks remain.
If freezing, let cool completely and freeze in heavy duty plastic bags.
Fresh tomato sauce that is light, full of flavor and tastes like it comes straight from the garden.
Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - 10:42am