{all-day} spaghetti sauce

Not too long ago I told you guys that I’d be posting my Homemade Spaghetti Sauce recipe … :)

Here it is:

This is meant to be put in a crock-pot/slow-cooker, hence the name {all-day}; but you could totally put this on the stove and simmer on low for a couple hours… just don’t leave the house :) and you might need up to another 1/2 cup of liquid.

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Ingredients needed:

1-28 oz can of crushed tomatoes

1-6 oz can of tomato paste

1/2 cup liquid [water, beef broth, chicken broth or veggie broth]

1-bell pepper diced

1-large carrot, cleaned and shredded

1-medium onion diced OR 2 TBSP dried minced onion

1 TBSP garlic powder OR 2 tsp fresh minced garlic

1 cup fresh spinach [optional, I only add if it’s already in the house]

3 TBSP dried Basil

1 TBSP dried oregano [optional, many love it, I prefer not to add it]

2 tsp dried rosemary [also, optional, and I do not add it]

S & P [to taste… start with a tsp of each and taste it after a few hours]

1 TBSP heavy cream [optional, but I love it!]

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Directions:

Put everything, except cream, in the slow-cooker and cover, turn on high. Let it cook for approximately 6 hours.

Taste, adjust s/p, add cream… serve over whole-grain pasta

OR

cook up 1/2 lb of ground beef or other ground meat, drain and add to sauce before servingĀ OR

make meatballs :)

OR

ladle on top of chicken breast in an oven-safe dish, sprinkle on some fresh parmesan, or Italian blend of cheeses and bake on 350* until the chicken is cooked through…. then serve over whole-grain pasta for yummy Chicken Parm!

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