Crock Pot Italian Tomato Sauce

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READY IN: 6hrs 30mins
SERVES: 12
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • (Gallon cans of Tomatoes are available at small restaurant supplys that are "wholesale, open to the public" They will cost a lot less than retail.) Place Tomatoes in pot set on high.
  • Heat a large pan over med-high heat, add Oil.
  • Saute (stir fry) Onions for 5 min.
  • Add Garlic, Celery, Carrots, and Bay leaves saute for another 5-10 min. 'til tender. Add to pot.
  • Salt and Pepper 'til it's almost "right", stir well, cover.
  • Reduce heat to low and cook for 5-6 hours.
  • Remove Bay leaves and adjust seasoning.
  • If it is too acidic add Butter, 1 TBS at a time, stir well and retaste.
  • Continue to add, stir, and taste'til it's to your liking. This is much better than adding sugar!
  • Ladle a blender 3/4 full, Process 'til smooth.
  • Pour into a large bowl and continue with remaining sauce.
  • This sauce will be about the consistency of store bought.
  • If you wish it thicker, return to pot and cook on low, uncovered, stirring frequintly to keep the surface from turning dark.
  • When satisfied allow to cool completely, ladle 2 cup servings into plastic freezer bags.
  • Frozen it will keep up to 6 months. (I don't know if this is true, I've never kept any that long.).
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