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    Thick & Chunky Tomato Sauce With Veggies (Crock Pot)

    Thick & Chunky Tomato Sauce With Veggies (Crock Pot). Photo by Rita~

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    26 mins

    20 mins

    6 mins

    Rita~'s Note:

    Lots of vegetables gives this sauce a meat sauce look but isn't. I had friends come over while it was cooking and taste it a thought it was a meat sauce. I great way to get a variety of vegetables into your family without the I don't like that veggie! This freezes well so you can divide into freezer bags for future use (if it lasts). Use on pasta, in stew, bean dishes, top a pizza, or in soups. This can make this on your stove top as well.

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    Ingredients:

    Serves: 20-30

    Yield:

    quarts

    Units: US | Metric

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Heat oil in a large deep heavy bottom pot over medium high heat.
    2. 2
      Add next 7 ingredients and saute till almost tender about 10 minutes stirring frequently.
    3. 3
      Transfer to a large crock pot add tomatoes, dried seasoning, sugar, salt, and pepper.
    4. 4
      Cook for 5-6 hours on high stirring ever so often.
    5. 5
      If it starts to stick to bottom turn to low or finish by adding the fresh herbs.
    6. 6
      If you`re not around to stir cook on low till desired thickness.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 25, 2011

      55

      I love, love, love this! I have made it twice this month from fresh tomatoes and other CSA goodies: the first time I made it as written, and the second with a few little tweaks. Both times I got enough for three meals, and my freezer is now full of healthful and delicious sauce that my kids gobbled without a second thought. The first time I added cooked lentils before serving for a vegetarian delight, and the second I added a small amount of ground turkey to please the carnivore crowd. I also added a few splashes of red wine and some balsamic vinegar the second time, and I dissolved a chunk of parmesan cheese in the sauce both times. Thanks so much, Rita! Made for Zaar Cookbook Tag.

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    • on December 28, 2012

      55

      Such a nice sauce! Have made this twice now, first time made exactly as written and left the sauce nice and chunky. Just made it again this evening adding a good teaspoon of crushed red pepper, this time using my immersion blender to smooth the sauce out after cooking for 4 hours and then letting cook for another hour. Used for spaghetti tonight and lasagna in a few days, with another container full in the freezer for something else! I think I actually like the blended sauce better, really helps the flavors blend into a complex, rich taste. A great use for my CSA veggies and love how nutritious this is! Thanks so much for posting, love it!

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    • on March 23, 2011

      55

      Rita I made this sauce yesterday to start using up some frozen veggies from the summer harvest. I added in some shredded zuchinni and yellow squash. I used the sauce to make penne pasta bake. Wonderful!! I made a huge batch so I can use the sauce today to make chicken caccitore for today's dinner. The sauce has kayers of flavor and it really tastes lovely. Thank you for a simple to put together recipe and in the crockpot to boot! How simple can it be.

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    Nutritional Facts for Thick & Chunky Tomato Sauce With Veggies (Crock Pot)

    Serving Size: 1 (110 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 20

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 71.4
     
    Calories from Fat 22
    30%
    Total Fat 2.4 g
    3%
    Saturated Fat 0.3 g
    1%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 278.6 mg
    11%
    Total Carbohydrate 12.2 g
    4%
    Dietary Fiber 3.5 g
    14%
    Sugars 1.8 g
    7%
    Protein 2.5 g
    5%

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    dried Italian herb seasoning

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