Toss It All In Chunky Crockpot Tomato Sauce

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Can someone please tell me what is going on with the carrots at our local markets? You know, the generic ones that come in a one pound bag? For years, carrots have for the most part been the same size. Suddenly, they have shrinky-dinked to half their original diameter. Did I miss something? Are dwarf carrots the new thing? Are they swiftly becoming all the rage? I’m not sure why they would be because it certainly doesn’t make any sense to me. Peeling smaller carrots takes twice as long as peeling larger sized carrots. Who needs to waste precious moments of their life peeling itty-bitty-teeny-weeny carrots? Certainly not I. By the time I’ve finished peeling them, there is barely enough carrot left to even do anything with. Perhaps I am a bit of an over-peeler, but that’s not the issue here. I am on a quest for normal, traditional, appropriately sized carrots. Can anyone help me find some? And yes, these are the big problems in my life that I am plagued with. Carrot size.

Toss It All In Chunky Crockpot Tomato Sauce | Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

Ingredients:

  • 2 (28-oz.) Cans Crushed Tomatoes
  • 1 Sweet Yellow Onion, Finely Chopped
  • 4 to 6 Carrots, Peeled & Finely Chopped
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, Finely Minced
  • 1/3 Cup Finely Chopped Fresh Basil
  • 1 Teaspoon Sea Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
  • 1/4 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Toss It All In Chunky Crockpot Tomato Sauce | Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

Directions:

  • Toss everything into a crockpot, stir well, and then allow to cook on low heat for 8 hours.

Toss It All In Chunky Crockpot Tomato Sauce | Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

Suggestions:

  • The carrots in this recipe help to cut the acid of the tomatoes; I don’t suggest leaving them out. The amount of carrots you use will be determined by their size.
  • This recipe will yield the equivalent of at least two large jars of tomato sauce. You can use it as a pizza, pasta, or dipping sauce.
  • Freeze some of the sauce for later use.

Toss It All In Chunky Crockpot Tomato Sauce | Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

Improvements:

  • Add dried or fresh oregano to the tomato sauce.
  • Toss in some finely chopped button or portobello mushrooms.

Toss It All In Chunky Crockpot Tomato Sauce

Toss It All In Chunky Crockpot Tomato Sauce

Ingredients:

  • 2 (28-oz.) Cans Crushed Tomatoes
  • 1 Sweet Yellow Onion, Finely Chopped
  • 4 to 6 Carrots, Peeled & Finely Chopped
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, Finely Minced
  • 1/3 Cup Finely Chopped Fresh Basil
  • 1 Teaspoon Sea Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
  • 1/4 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Directions:

  1. Toss everything into a crockpot, stir well, and then allow to cook on low heat for 8 hours.
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  • Debbie Spivey

    I so want to do this!!! This looks so good…. I don’t understand the carrot thing either. A lot of Food Network Gurus always said you don’t have to peel them. That’s bull honky! Ever tried not peeling? YUCK!
    However, I do know that Food Lion allows you to buy “A Carrot” so you don’t have to by 2 lbs of carrots and they are of decent size. Comes in handy for when you only want a salad.

    • Colleen Delawder

      I agree…they need to be peeled. I can deal with them not peeled if they are roasted…but I’d still rather they be peeled. Safeway now does the same thing with carrots and celery, which I love. I can never finish a whole bunch of celery!!! The last time I went to the store they had steroid carrots in the individual section. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a carrot so big! It kind of freaked me out. I mean what are they feeding carrots nowadays???

      • Debbie Spivey

        Yeah, those huge ones creep me out!

  • mimi rippee

    This looks wonderful. I haven’t noticed the carrot size problem where I live. But I do love carrots in tomato sauce. I need to pull out my slow cooker. I rarely use it, but it obviously comes in handy. I grew up a crock pot snob – it’s hard to recover from that!

    • Colleen Delawder

      Thanks Mimi. I started to Crockpot Monday to force myself to use mine! I’m getting ready to invest in a better one…mine has some serious issues with hot spots!

  • Yum, that looks delicious Colleen!! I’ve been trying to get more use out of my crockpot so this is perfect 🙂

    • Colleen Delawder

      The best part about this recipe is that it makes so much you have plenty to freeze for later use. I love using this sauce for pizza, so I package it in small amounts I can easily thaw out.

  • Chimee Ahaiwe

    This looks so yummy! Must try this recipes thanks for sharing

    • Colleen Delawder

      Thanks Chimee…I hope you do try it!

  • Faith Haller

    Beautiful photos and this looks amazing! Thank you for sharing.

    • Colleen Delawder

      Thanks Faith!

  • I work at home and I survive on crock pot recipes. I will definitely try this one.

    • Colleen Delawder

      I hope you like it…and I envy your being able to work at home!!!

  • This looks delicious and that spoon is just the cutest!

    • Colleen Delawder

      Thanks Michelle! It’s one of my favorites!

  • Heather Petrey

    Wow! That looks so delicious! And let’s talk about that cute spoon 🙂

    • Colleen Delawder

      Thanks Heather. It’s from a Made in the USA company called Crosby & Taylor. I am sort of addicted to everything they sell!!!

  • THis looks so yummy! I wish I cooked enough to know the difference in carrots! Sadly I buy way to much of my food already done! 🙁

    • Colleen Delawder

      Funny Shasie! Thanks for the comment!

  • Jillian Goltzman

    First off your blog’s name is the BEST I’ve ever read. This recipe looks so good. I host did my shopping for the week but am putting this on my grocery list 🙂

    • Colleen Delawder

      Yeah! I think you’ll love it and just how easy it is to make Jillian!