Thru 4/24, grab the BIG Cans of Tuttorosso Tomatoes for 50¢ each at Giant Eagle after Coupon (or $3 for 6)! You may even find peelie coupons on the cans at your store! These 6 cans along with a few other ingredients will make enough sauce for 2-3 large family dinners (around 6 regular dinners). I had to cut the recipe in half since I only had 3 cans on hand.
2 cans of crushed tomatoes
2 can of tomato sauce
2 Cans of tomato puree
1 whole carrot, peeled and rough chopped
1 medium white onion, rough chop
2 cloves garlic, minced
Salt and pepper, to taste
*Combine all ingredients (except the fresh basil) in a large crock pot and put on low for 8 hours.
*Use an immersion blender to puree
*Add in fresh chopped basil
*You can also make meatballs and italian sausage to add to the sauce. John recommends browning the meatballs and sausage in the broiler first to render out some of the fat. Then simply add them to the crockpot when all the other ingredients are added.
This Spaghetti Sauce not only tastes great but it also freezes well. John and his wife freeze it in quart-size deli containers which he fills only 90% to allow for expanding.
If you are like me and don’t own an Immersion Hand Blender yet, Amazon has many different ones including the Cuisinart CSB-79 Smart Stick 2-Speed 200-watt Immersion Hand Blender with Attachments pictured below for $59.95 (reg. $110). I don’t own one yet but this may just go on my Christmas wish list 😉 Not only can you mix Spaghetti Sauce, you can also blend drinks, puree soups, mix pancake batter and much more!
Thanks again to John and his wife for this recipe!
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