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ITALIAN TOMATO SAUCE (ITALIAN

 

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Prep: 15 min - Cook: 50 min
About 4 Cups Sauce


Ingredients
• 2 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
• 1 large onion, chopped (1 cup)
• 1 small green bell pepper, chopped (1/2 cup)
• 2 large cloves garlic, finely chopped
• 2 cans (14.5 oz each) whole tomatoes, undrained
• 2 cans (8 oz each) tomato sauce
• 2 tablespoons chopped fresh or
• 2 teaspoons dried basil leaves
• 1 tablespoon chopped fresh or
• 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• 1/2 teaspoon fennel seed
• 1/4 teaspoon pepper


Directions
1.
In 3-quart saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Cook onion, bell pepper and garlic in oil 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.

2. Stir in remaining ingredients, breaking up tomatoes with a fork. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer uncovered 45 minutes.

3. Use sauce immediately, or cover and refrigerate up to 2 weeks or freeze up to 1 year.

Nutrition
1/2 CUP: CAL 80 (CAL FROM FAT 35), FAT 4g (SAT FAT 1g), CHOL 0mg, SODIUM 660mg, CARBS 12g (FIBER 3g), PRO 2g
% DAILY VALUE: VIT A 16%, VIT C 26%, CALC 4%, IRON 6%
EXCHANGES: 2 VEGETABLE, 1/2 FAT
CARB. CHOICES: 1


SLOW COOKER DIRECTIONS: Use 1 medium onion. Substitute 1 can (28 oz) diced tomatoes, undrained, for the 2 cans whole tomatoes. Use 1 can (8 oz) tomato sauce. In 3 1/2- to 6-quart slow cooker, mix all ingredients. Cover and cook on Low heat setting 8 to 10 hours.
 

 

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