Slow-Cooker All-Purpose Tomato Sauce
Does a simple tomato sauce have to be a supervised stovetop affair? No.
Why This Recipe Works
Tomatoes are packed with flavorful compounds—and water. To make a thick and savory sauce that could be used in many different applications, we squeezed out the tomatoes’ seeds before adding the tomatoes to the slow cooker. Tomato seeds become bitter over long cooking times, and this sauce simmers for many hours. Doing this handiwork up front meant that we ended up with a sweet sauce and didn’t need any special equipment to sift out seeds at the end.