I realize that everyone has their own recipes for this, but this is one I sorta made up on the spot today, and it worked great. To celebrate my triumph, I decided to blog it.
2 - 6 oz. cans tomato paste
2 - 28 oz. cans diced tomatoes
1- green bell pepper, chopped
1 - white onion, chopped
3 - cloves fresh garlic, minced
2 - 6 oz. cans sliced black olives, undrained
1 - 8 oz. can mushrooms, undrained
1 - tbsp. basil
1 - tbsp. oregano
1 - tbsp. thyme
1 - tsp. crushed red pepper
1 - cup water
1 - tsp. salt
Put all ingredients in crock pot and simmer on high for about 4 hours. I spend about the last 20 minutes without the lid on the crock pot. Serve over noodles.