Meat-Lover's Slow Cooker Spaghetti Sauce

Meat-Lover's Slow Cooker Spaghetti Sauce

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"This creates a great, chunky, and very meaty spaghetti sauce. The longer it cooks, the better it tastes!"

Ingredients

8 h 40 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 264 cals
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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 264 kcal
  • 13%
  • Fat:
  • 14.8 g
  • 23%
  • Carbs:
  • 18.8g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 15 g
  • 30%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 45 mg
  • 15%
  • Sodium:
  • 1025 mg
  • 41%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note
  • This sauce is not super sweet, and you may find that you want to add more sugar!
  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.
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Recipe creator here! Personally, what I think really makes the recipe is the use of sweet Italian Sausage, not ground, but links. I remove the casing and cut them in to bite size pieces. I cook...

This is my go-to spaghetti sauce recipe. Only thing I do different is add in fresh veggies to really stretch the sauce (shredded zucchini, shredded carrots, chopped peppers, fresh sliced mushroo...

To make dinner even quicker, prepare and freeze the pasta ahead of time. Thaw it in boiling water, and in less than 2 minutes it's ready to use. I always boil the whole package of pasta when I...