Marinara Sauce

This is a great pasta sauce with a lot of vegetables. I made it in the crock pot and let it slow simmer all day. Yum! Makes 5 servings.

1/2 cup diced onion
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 (28 ounce) can peeled and diced tomatoes
1/3 cup shredded carrot
1/3 cup chopped celery
1/4 cup shredded rell bell pepper
1 cup chopped fresh mushrooms
1 tablespoon dried oregano
2 tablespoons dried parsley
1 tablespoon dried basil leaves
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil

In a saucepan saute onion and garlic over medium-low heat until they start to become clear. Combine in a pot, diced tomatoes, carrots, celery, red bell pepper, mushrooms, oregano, parsley, basil and olive oil. Bring to boil and reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer for at least 1 hour, however, 3 hours of cooking develops better flavor and consistency.