How to Make Slow Cooker Tomato Sauce
- In a large crock pot, combine all the ingredients.
- Cover the crock pot and turn on the flame on low heat.
- Let the mixture cook for good seven to eight hours. Stir occasionally.
- Once you see that the tomatoes have broken down, uncover the pot and continue to cook until you have achieved the desired consistency.
- The time for cooking is dependent upon how much water is there in the tomatoes. The more the water, the longer it will take.
- If you want to make a chunkier tomato sauce, pick the tomato skins and cores out of the sauce as it cooks.
- If you want a smoother sauce, you can have the sauce run into a food processor.
- Add a tablespoon of lemon juice to give an acidic taste to your sauce.
- Pour the tomato sauce into a jar and it can be used for as long as a year if preserved in the freezer.
- Tomatoes were once deemed as poisonous. In 1820, the consumption of tomato was banned lawfully.
- On September 26, 1830, the statement of tomatoes being poisonous was declared myth and the ban was rose.
- In 1842, tomatoes were declared as the latest craze.
- Scientifically, tomatoes are called Lycopersicon (singular: Lycopersicum) which means “wolf peach.”
The origination of word tomato is from “xitomati” which means “plump thing with a navel.”