Recipe: Delicious Slow Cooker Tomato Pasta Sauce with Italian Sausage

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Slow Cooker Tomato Pasta Sauce with Italian Sausage.

Slow Cooker Tomato Pasta Sauce with Italian Sausage You can cook Slow Cooker Tomato Pasta Sauce with Italian Sausage using 14 ingredients and 6 steps. Here is how you cook it.

Ingredients of Slow Cooker Tomato Pasta Sauce with Italian Sausage

  1. It's 12 oz. of Italian Sausage links, cut into 1-inch pieces.
  2. You need 28 oz. of canned tomatoes, unsalted.
  3. Prepare 1 cup of unsalted stock.
  4. It's 1 of small onion, chopped.
  5. You need 1/2 of bell pepper, cored and chopped.
  6. Prepare 1/4 cup of chopped fresh Italian parsley.
  7. Prepare 2 of bay leaves.
  8. Prepare 1-2 teaspoons of dried oregano.
  9. You need 6 of garlic cloves, peeled and lightly crushed.
  10. Prepare 1/4 cup of ketchup.
  11. It's 1 Tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce.
  12. You need 1 teaspoon of kosher salt to start.
  13. You need 1 teaspoon of fish sauce.
  14. You need 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper.

Slow Cooker Tomato Pasta Sauce with Italian Sausage step by step

  1. Throw all the ingredients into your slow cooker..
  2. Give it all a few good stirs..
  3. Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours, or high for 4 to 5. It's a good idea to stir occasionally if you can to redistribute the seasonings. About 30 mins before you turn off the cooker is a good time to adjust seasonings so they can absorb - more salt if needed, maybe a pinch or two of sugar if your tomatoes are extra acidic, maybe a dash of Balsamic or extra Worcestershire if your tomatoes aren't tangy enough....
  4. A warning about high setting - it can get pretty hot depending on volume & surface area. I have an 8.5 quart slow cooker, which means greater surface area and, as a result, a higher heat for the volume. At 4 hrs on high, I could smell the sugars from the tomatoes and ketchup going from caramelized to burnt on the sides. Less likely to happen if you have a smaller capacity cooker..
  5. As a general rule, the lower the volume and/or the greater the surface area of the cooking vessel, the less the cook time. And there you have it. :).
  6. Enjoy with pasta of choice..