I have been on a search for a good spaghetti sauce- good tasting and good for you. I have found a winner, for now. It couldn't have been easier and my house smelled delicious all day.
I made some adjustments to the original recipe according to what I had on hand and to satisfy taste buds. Follow the link to see the original recipe.
Long Simmered Spaghetti Sauce
1/2 an onion grated
2 garlic cloves
*For the chopped tomatoes and tomato sauce all I had was diced tomatoes so I took some of the diced tomatoes and blended very well till I got 8 oz. to substitute for the sauce. We have some texture issues so I also put 28 oz. of the diced tomatoes in the blender and pulsed till I reached a good consistency.
1 6 oz. can of tomato paste
1 cup of chicken broth
2 tsp. of Italian seasoning
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
Combine in a slow cooker and cook on low for 6-8 hours. You may need to adjust the salt according to the salt content of your tomato products.
This was very satisfying and I had plenty of leftovers. We will be using it on a homemade pizza tonight- recipe for the soaked whole wheat crust to come.
I do not object to adding the original meat. I just like to have
control over my meat intake and having meatballs is more appealing to me
then meat in the sauce. However, I think that being in a slow cooker
all day with some meat would be a great addition to this sauce.