Friday, January 13, 2012

Meat-Lover's Slow Cooker Spaghetti Sauce

This is a big family favorite. I love it because I can make it in the slow cooker, it makes a TON and freezes well, and EVERYONE in my family will eat it. The Mommy Trifecta! It comes from All Recipes and it is DE-LISH. It's great on any type of pasta and would also make a great meat sauce for your lasagna. Serve it with a side of broccoli and garlic bread and you have a wonderful meal!

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 small onions, chopped
  • 1/4 pound bulk Italian sausage
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian herb seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1 (29oz) can tomato sauce
  • 1 (6oz) can tomato paste
  • 1 (14.5oz) can Italian-style diced tomatoes
  • 1 (14.5oz) can Italian-style stewed tomatoes
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat, cook and stir onions and Italian sausage until the sausage is browned, about 10 minutes. Transfer the sausage and onions to a slow cooker. In the same skillet, cook and stir the ground beef, Italian seasoning, 1 teaspoon of garlic powder, and marjoram, breaking the meat up as it cooks, until the meat is browned, about 10 minutes. Transfer the ground beef into the slow cooker
  • Stir in the tomato sauce, tomato paste, diced tomatoes, stewed tomatoes, thyme, basil, oregano, and 2 teaspoons of garlic powder. Set the cooker on low and cook the sauce for 8 hours. About 15 minutes before serving, stir in the sugar. Serve hot. 

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