Fresh tomato sauce that is light, full of flavor and tastes like it comes straight from the garden.
10 medium tomatoes, Diced
3 Bay Leaves
2 TBSP Olive Oil
1 Onion, Diced
1 Carrot, Peeled and Diced
4 Cloves of Garlic, Peeled and Minced
2 TBSP Italian Seasoning
1 TBSP Red Pepper Flakes
2 TSP Pepper
1 TSP Salt
1 Cup Low Sodium Chicken Broth
Preheat broiler. On a baking sheet, toss onion, carrots and olive oil. Broil until onion begins to caramelize, about 15 minutes.
In a slow cooker, add onion and carrot mixture. Mix with the rest of the ingredients. Put lid on slow cooker and turn to low. Cook for 4 hours. Mix and turn on high. Cook for another 4 hours. Turn off slow cooker. Using a hand blender, puree the tomato sauce until no large chunks remain.
If freezing, let cool completely and freeze in heavy duty plastic bags.
Recipe by I Eat Therefore I Cook at http://ieatthereforeicook.com/2014/07/08/slow-cooker-fresh-tomato-sauce/