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Slow Cooker Rustic Meat Spaghetti Sauce

A truly hearty and rib-sticking spaghetti sauce packed with flavor and your slow cooker does all the work!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time13 mins
Course: beef, Comfort Foods, Dips, dressings, Everyday Meals, Pork, sauces, Slow Cooker
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: spaghetti sauce
Servings: 1 quart
Calories: 1034kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 28 oz diced tomatoes
  • 1 8 oz can tomato sauce
  • 1 6 oz can 6 oz tomato paste
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 2 large garlic cloves minced
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar use 2 tbs if you like a more acidic sauce
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 1/2 tsp – 2 tsp oregano
  • 1/2-1 tsp basil
  • pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 1 lb lean ground beef -OR- 1 lb bulk sweet Italian sausage*

Instructions

  • *A combination of the 2 is perfect
  • Brown ground beef/sausage in a large skillet. Drain and add to a 3-4 qt slow cooker.
  • Add the remaining ingredients; stir to combine.
  • Cover and cook on LOW for 6-8 hours (times are approximate as all crock pots cook differently–if you use a larger volume cooker, sauce will be done faster, ~4-6 hours)
  • Makes about 1 quart of sauce.

Nutrition

Serving: 1person | Calories: 1034kcal | Carbohydrates: 101g | Protein: 107g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 281mg | Sodium: 6320mg | Potassium: 3565mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 79g | Vitamin A: 2696IU | Vitamin C: 47mg | Calcium: 232mg | Iron: 18mg