About this recipe: Spend a little time making this delicious, savoury pasta sauce, then freeze it in meal-sized portions so that you have fresh homemade sauce on hand at any time! Add 250g mince if you prefer a meatier sauce.
If you prefer, make this on the hob, using a large stock pot. Simmer, covered, for 1 to 2 hours on medium low heat.
Made this last week, too much herbs for me personally, but made another batch today with less and it is great. I have about 10 freezer bags full! ready for a quick meal! - 10 Feb 2012
Excellent! I have made this for several years. I love to pile my freezer full and enjoy it all year long. I no longer make it in a crockpot. I found that the crockpot is too small and messy for the recipe. I simmer it on the stovetop in a large stock pot for a few hours. I find that the sauce becomes much thicker when I make it on the stovetop. - 28 Aug 2008 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I did this in a lobster pot on the stove because there isn't a crock pot big enough for the bounty of tomatoes I had from the garden this year. The seasonings for this recipe are good and proportionate, and for a meatless sauce, it is outstanding. I did not use any oil. I chop and add veggies to the pot as is. I blanched and peeled the tomatoes, though, and left them chunky. Also, I added a lot of green peppers, onions, and fresh mushrooms to make it stocky, and I added more tomato paste because I like the sauce thick. This is as good a basic recipe as I've tried. Thanks. - 22 Sep 2002 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)