If our kids would only eat one meal for the rest of their childhood, it would be pasta and sauce. So, we experiment a lot. We've gradually moved up from a very plain tomato sauce to a better and better sauce that has more flavor and more depth. My husband can't wait until it has a little more spice and maybe a little kick!
And since this was Tuesday's dinner, it was crock pot time(I work Monday and Tuesday, so those days end up being crock pot or very easy).
Kid Friendly Crock Pot Pasta Sauce
2 Cans Tomato Sauce
1 Can Tomato Chopped
1 Can Tomato Paste (6 ounce)
1 Medium Yellow Onion, diced
1 Green Bell Pepper, diced
2 T Balsamic Vinegar
2 Bay Leaves
2 T Basil
1 T Oregano
1 Pound Italian Sausage or Ground Beef, Optional
Combine all ingredients, except meat, in your favorite crock pot on low for 8 hours. Saute ground beef or sausage separately and then add. Serve with your favorite pasta. Enjoy!