Slow cooked tomato pasta sauce

My favourite pasta sauce ever! The richness in the flavour of tomatoes is enhanced by slow cooking them.  You can use crushed tomatoes and tomato puree, which I’ve listed in the ingredients, or if you want to use fresh tomatoes finely chop 750g of them to replace the canned tomatoes.  For an extra flavour boost, use vine ripened tomatoes.

1 can crushed tomatoes
2 cans tomato puree
2 cloves garlic
1 onion finely diced
1 tablespoon chopped basil
1 tablespoon chopped oregano
1 teaspoon cayenne powder
Extra basil leaves
Olive oil
Salt and Pepper

1. Fry onion and garlic. 
2. Add onion and garlic, tomatoes, oregano, basil, cayenne, salt and pepper and cook in a slow cooker for 8 hours, occasionally stirring to break up tomatoes.
3. If you prefer a smoother sauce, blend with a stick blender, sprinkle some basil leaves on the top and cook for a further 2 hours on low.
4. Serve with pasta.

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