Slow Cooker Spaghetti Sauce

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Slow Cooker Spaghetti Sauce

8 servings

 

1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes

1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce

1 (28 ounce) cans stewed tomatoes, drained but reserve liquid for later

1/2 cup red wine

1/2 cup sliced green olives

1 teaspoon dried basil

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1/4 teaspoon paprika

1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley

1/2 teaspoon ground white pepper

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

 

1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil

1/2 cup finely chopped sweet onion

2 cloves garlic, crushed and chopped

1/3 cup sliced fresh mushrooms

1 tablespoon brown sugar

1/2 cup red wine

 

Mix together the crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce, stewed tomatoes, 1/2 cup of red wine, green olives, basil, oregano, paprika, parsley, white and cayenne pepper in a slow cooker.

Set the cooker to Low.

Place 1 1/2 tablespoons of olive oil in a skillet over medium heat

Saute sweet onion until the onion just begins to soften, about 2 minutes

Stir in garlic and cook the mixture for 3 more minutes before mixing in mushrooms

Reduce heat, and stir in the brown sugar, and mix to dissolve

Pour 1/2 cup of red wine into the skillet, and scrape the pan with a wooden spoon to dissolve any brown flavor bits into the wine

Bring to a simmer over medium-low heat just until all the ingredients have had time to introduce themselves to each other, about 6-8 minutes

Pour the mixture into the slow cooker

Cook on Low for 8 hours to overnight

Add more red wine or reserved tomato juice if needed to prevent the sauce from getting too thick and burning on the bottom

 

* I sautéed some meatballs and added them when there was about an hour left to cook

* After 7 hours cooking, if the consistency is too soupy to serve over pasta, add one 6-oz can of tomato paste which should bring it to the right consistency

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