Marinara Sauce
Marinara Sauce

Serves 12

Typically, marinara sauce simmers all day and requires frequent stirring. This is where the slow cooker saves the day. Add all the ingredients and slow-cook, with no stirring or fuss.


4 tablespoons olive oil1 cup chopped onion8 garlic cloves, minced1 cup beef broth¼ cup minced fresh parsley1 tablespoon dried basil2 teaspoons dried oregano½ teaspoon salt½ teaspoon ground black pepper2 bay leaves1 can (28-ounce) crushed tomatoes1 can (28-ounce) tomato puree1 can (6-ounce) tomato paste1.Rub the sides and bottom of the stoneware with 1 tablespoon of the olive oil.2.Heat the remaining 3 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.3.Add the onion and cook until tender, stirring frequently, 3 to 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute more. Spoon the onion and garlic into the slow cooker. Add the remaining ingredients to the slow cooker, and stir to blend well.4.Cover and cook on Low for 7 to 9 hours.5.Remove and discard the bay leaves just before serving. …

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