I attempted to make this sauce in the fall. I thought how nice would it be to make pasta sauce in the crock pot, simmering all day, how wonderful it would taste. All I would have to do is just make the pasta when I got home from work and that would be it.
When I walked in the door that fall night hoping to walk into my kitchen with the smells of wonderful sauce….I made one fatal error….I forgot to turn the crock pot on! I was so disappointed!!
So, when I attempted this again the other night, I made SURE that the crock pot was turned on before I left for work.
3/4 pound ground sirloin*
1 (28 oz) can crushed tomatoes
6 fresh roma tomatoes
1 green pepper
1/2 white onion
4-6 cloves of garlic
salt and pepper to taste
In the bottom of the crock pot, place the ground sirloin. In a blender, I mixed the rest of the ingredients until smooth. Pour over the meat, add the seasonings and cook on low all day.
*you want to use a lean type of meat, so its not swimming in fat all day. Sirloin is 5% fat, so that’s what I used.
When you get home, the meat will just need to be broken up with a potato masher. It’s super easy and this time it worked out fantastically. The only thing I would add is tomato paste, but it still came out great without it.
Have you made pasta sauce in a crock pot before? What’s your recipe?