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Sunday, September 30, 2018

Perfect Beautiful Slow Cooker Italian Pomodoro Sauce

Ever wish you could have that fancy restaurant pasta sauce at home but the canned or jarred stuff just ain’t cuttin it? I’m here to save the day!!
This does require a slow cooker for absolute perfection but you may be able to get away with using a saucepan or Dutch oven on low heat as long as you are very careful of burning on the bottom. (Bitter sauce is bad sauce)
Straight to it! Serves 4-6
10-12 ripe Roma tomatoes 
1 small onion, minced
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 c. Olive oil
1 tsp dried basil
1 tsp dried oregano 
2 tsp sugar
Pinch of cayenne or red pepper flakes
Salt and pepper
1.) Bring a large pot of water to boil. Slice an X into the tops of all the tomatoes then add to boiling water for about 2 minutes. Remove quickly and let cool. The skins should peel right off. Chop the peeled tomatoes roughly and add to slow cooker. 
2.) Add all other ingredients and turn slow cooker on to low. Cover and let cook for 12-14 hours, stirring occasionally. (I know, long time but it’s well worth the result!) 
* I highly suggest starting this sauce the night before so that a majority of the waiting is done in your sleep ;)