Makes 4 servings
4 large ripe tomatoes, diced
1 Tbsp packed minced garlic
1/4 cup tomato paste
1 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp dried basil
1 tsp dried oregano
Salt and Pepper
Browned lean ground beef (if desired)
1. Combine tomatoes, garlic, paste, salt, sugar, basil and oregano in 3 quart slow cooker.
2. Cover and cook on LOW for 6-8 hours or on HIGH for 3-4 hours.
3. Remove lid and use a potato masher to crush the tomatoes. Salt and pepper to taste. Add additional basil and oregano, if needed. If you want to add meat you can at this point or just serve as is. Serve over hot cooked spaghetti.
I have been loving my Bountiful Baskets lately. I feel like it’s summer! Fresh tomatoes and corn on the cob today. And last week I got a watermelon! I decided to use my fresh tomatoes to make a pasta sauce. It turned out absolutely perfect, although it was fairly simple with few ingredients. My husband had to add meat at the end (of course) but I probably would have preferred it without. 4 stars.