This is a wonderful base recipe and one I have been making for years. I would definitely use diced tomatoes instead of stewed and skip the blender if you like it chunky, which we do. You can use ground beef, ground turkey, Italian sausage or a combination (or no meat at all). I cut the onion and pepper in half. Also 2 T sugar is way too much, unless you like it sweet. 1 T is plenty to cut the acidity. I love using fresh herbs instead of dried whenever possible and lots more of them. Add a bay leaf or two as well as some mushrooms and you have the perfect sauce. Sorry, I usually don't change recipes so much and then rate them but this one is just so versatile. Never thought of using a slow cooker before but I bet that would be wonderful!
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This is a wonderful base recipe and one I have been making for years. I would definitely use...