This recipe costs just over $5 and 8 hours to makes! I don’t usually like tomato based sauces and I actually enjoyed this one.
2 cans crushed tomatoes
1 can tomato paste
1 medium yellow onion, diced
1/2 tbsp. minced garlic
2 whole bay leaves
1 tbsp. dried basil
1/2 tbsp. dried oregano
1 tbsp. brown sugar
1 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
Salt and pepper to taste
1. Place all ingredients (except salt and pepper) in the slow cooker.
2. Cook on low for 8 hours.
3. Remove the bay leaves, season with salt and pepper and stir.
Super easy. Woke up in the morning, threw everything in the slow cooker (I had pre-diced the onion and pre-minced the garlic the night before) and the sauce was ready when I got home from work. Oh and my apartment smelled really good when I got home!
The recipe makes a fairly large batch but is freezer friendly. Just make sure to cool the sauce completely before freezing.
This marinara was used for 3 things:
1. As the tomato sauce for an Avocado Chicken Parmigiana recipe
2. Sauce on pasta (served with the chicken Parmesan)
3. As the pizza sauce on Cauliflower Pizza (recipe to come)