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Slow Cooker Chunky Meat Lover's Spaghetti Sauce

This sauce is so chock full of meat, it’s almost a stew!
Prep Time35 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 35 mins
Course: beef, Comfort Foods, Dips, dressings, Everyday Meals, pasta, Pork, sauces, Slow Cooker
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: spaghetti sauce
Servings: 6
Calories: 463kcal

Ingredients

SAUCE

  • 1 28 oz can petit diced tomatoes
  • 1 15 oz can tomato sauce
  • 1 6 oz can tomato paste
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 cup fresh mushrooms sliced
  • 1/2 cup bell pepper diced
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1-2 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 1 lb sweet Italian sausage par-cooked and cut into slices

MEATBALLS

  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 2 slices white bread soaked in water, squeeze all water out of bread before adding
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped onion
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp shredded asiago cheese
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • pinch of pepper

Instructions

  • Meatballs: mix all meatball ingredients in a bowl. Shape into desired size ball and brown either on the stovetop or in a 350 degree F oven (time in oven is about 30 minutes)
  • Sauce: Add all sauce ingredients to slow cooker
  • Add browned meatballs
  • Cover and cook on high 3-5 hours, low 6-8 hours
  • Serve over pasta of choice

Nutrition

Serving: 1person | Calories: 463kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 133mg | Sodium: 1490mg | Potassium: 870mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 891IU | Vitamin C: 26mg | Calcium: 85mg | Iron: 4mg