Magic Potion Meat Sauce for Spaghetti

Save time on a hallow's eve with this veggie- and sausage-packed spaghetti prepared in a slow cooker.

  • prep time 45 min
  • total time 8 hr 45 min
  • ingredients 15
  • servings 8

Ingredients

1
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1/2
lb bulk Italian pork sausage
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
1
medium green bell pepper, chopped (1 cup)
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1
cup finely chopped carrots
1
can (28 oz) Muir Glen® organic diced tomatoes, undrained
1
can (8 oz) Muir Glen® organic tomato sauce
1
can (6 oz) Muir Glen® organic tomato paste
1
tablespoon packed brown sugar
3
teaspoons Italian seasoning
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
16
oz uncooked spaghetti
Shredded Parmesan cheese, if desired
  • 1 In 12-inch skillet, cook beef and sausage over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently, until beef is thoroughly cooked and sausage is no longer pink; drain.
  • 2 In 3- to 4-quart slow cooker, mix beef mixture and all remaining ingredients except spaghetti and Parmesan cheese.
  • 3 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 8 to 10 hours.
  • 4 About 20 minutes before serving, cook and drain spaghetti as directed on package. Serve sauce over cooked spaghetti. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    470
    (
    Calories from Fat
    110),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    12g
    12%
    (Saturated Fat
    4g,
    4%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    45mg
    45%;
    Sodium
    1030mg
    1030%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    66g
    66%
    (Dietary Fiber
    6g
    6%
      Sugars
    11g
    11%
    ),
    Protein
    24g
    24%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    70%;
    Vitamin C
    25%;
    Calcium
    8%;
    Iron
    30%;
    Exchanges:
    3 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    4 1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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