Sunday, January 18, 2015

Meat Sauce using Plum Tomatoes

A simple and delicious crockpot pasta sauce using Plum tomatoes.  

Simple to make

2 lb. beef and pork ground
3 to 4 cloves garlic (sliced, minced or whole)
1/4 tsp. Italian seasoning
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. black or red pepper
2 large cans Tuttorosso plum tomatoes emulsified several times with immersion blender, processor(or simply crush well pushing down with a fork).
3 or fresh basil leaves or 1 tsp. dried basil
**1 small can tomato paste (optional for thicker sauce) 

1 lb. pasta cooked according to directions.  Drain well!!!!  so water does not settle to bottom of serving dish.

Brown meat in olive oil chopping with large spoon to break up into small pieces.  Add salt and pepper and garlic.  Add to crockpot and set on low.  Add tomatoes, basil, and Italian seasoning.  Cover and cook approximately 4 to 6 hours. 

 ** Note: If you like a slightly thicker pasta sauce add 1 can tomato paste when adding the tomatoes and stir to blend before placing lid on crockpot.

Use blender and pulse until tomatoes are no longer whole

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