Classic marinara sauce for the slow cooker

Lynnda Cloutier


A rich and full-bodied marinara sauce usually takes a couple of hours of stovetop simmering. This recipe makes enough to sauce 3 pounds of pasta.Source unknown


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    2 tbsp. olive oil
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    two onions, minced
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    six garlic cloves minced
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    2 tablespoons tomato paste
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    2 tablespoons minced fresh oregano or 2 teaspoons dried
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    two anchovy fillets, rinsed and minced
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    pinch of red pepper flakes
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    1 cup dry red wine
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    one can crushed tomatoes, 28 ounces
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    one can diced tomatoes, drained, 28 ounces
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    one can 28 ounces tomato sauce
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    2 tablespoon soy sauce
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    1/2 cup minced fresh basil
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    2 teaspoons sugar, plus extra as needed
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    salt and pepper

How to Make Classic marinara sauce for the slow cooker


  1. heat oil in a 12 inch skillet over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add onions, garlic, tomato paste, oregano, anchovies, and red pepper flakes and cook until onions are softened and lightly browned, 8-10 minutes. Stir in wine, scraping up any browned bits, and simmer until thickened, about five minutes; transfer to slow cooker.
    Stir crushed tomatoes, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, and soy sauce into slow cooker. Cover and cook until sauce is deeply flavored, 9 to 11 on low or 5 -- 7 hours on high.
  2. Before serving, stir in basil and sugar and season with salt, pepper and additional sugar to taste.

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