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Crockpot Marinara Sauce

From CSA Farmers Market

<p>This is my staple marinara sauce. I use it for a dipping sauce for breadsticks, on pasta, lasagna, and artisan style pizza. I double the recipe and freeze it in single serving containers.</p>
Source: cut from an old "Cooking Light" magazine my library was throwing out. (Entered by Teresa Cheely)
Serves: 6 cups or so.

1 cup finely chopped onion
1/3 cup EACH carrot, celery,red bell pepper finely chopped
1 teaspoon fennel seed, toasted
2 teaspoons Slow Dog Basil
1 teaspoon Slow Dog Oregano
3 14.5 oz cans Diced tomatoes or equivalent
1 6 oz can tomato paste
4 cloves garlic minced
1 teaspoon sugar
salt to taste
1 teaspoon Slow Dog Marjoram
1 Tablespoon olive oil

Step by Step Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours. This sauce tastes even better the next day.