Ooops, sorry I posted the wrong picture and recipe last time.
4 cans Italian style diced tomatoes
1 6 oz. can tomato paste or 8 oz. tomato sauce
1 Tblsp olive oil
1 small yellow onion finely diced
2 tsp. minced garlic
1 Tblsp. balsamic vinegar
1 Tblsp. brown sugar
1 Tblsp. dried basil leaves
1/2 Tblsp. ground oregano
2 whole bay leaves
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp coarse ground black pepper
or crushed red pepper flakes if you like it spicy
Put everything into the crock pot, cover with a tight fitting lid and simmer on low for 8 hours. Remove bay leaves before serving. Start a pot full in the morning for a quick meal when you get home from work. Absolutely fabulous for Lasagna, Spaghetti, or Goulash.