Slow-Cooker Chunky Pork and Mushroom Spaghetti Sauce

Flavorful pork ribs replace the usual ground beef or sausage in family-pleasing spaghetti.

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  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 8 hr 35 min
  • ingredients 11
  • servings 8
 

Ingredients

1 1/2
lb boneless pork country-style ribs
1
cup frozen onions, celery, bell pepper and parsley seasoning blend (from 12-oz bag), thawed
1
can (29 oz) tomato puree
1
can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes with basil, garlic and oregano, undrained
1
tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1
teaspoon sugar
1
teaspoon fennel seed
1
package (8 oz) sliced fresh mushrooms (3 cups)
1
package (16 oz) spaghetti
1
tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
Grated Parmesan cheese, if desired

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 In 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker, mix all ingredients except mushrooms, spaghetti and oil.
  • 2 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 8 to 10 hours.
  • 3 Using 2 forks, break pork into bite-size pieces in cooker. Stir in mushrooms. Increase heat setting to High. Cover; cook 15 to 20 minutes. Meanwhile, cook and drain spaghetti as directed on package.
  • 4 Stir oil into sauce. Serve over hot spaghetti. Sprinkle with cheese.
  • 1 In 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker, mix all ingredients except mushrooms, spaghetti and oil.
  • 2 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 8 to 10 hours.
  • 3 Using 2 forks, break pork into bite-size pieces in cooker. Stir in mushrooms. Increase heat setting to High. Cover; cook 15 to 20 minutes. Meanwhile, cook and drain spaghetti as directed on package.
  • 4 Stir oil into sauce. Serve over hot spaghetti. Sprinkle with cheese.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

The frozen seasoning blend is found near the bags of chopped onion in the frozen vegetable section.

Stirring olive oil into the spaghetti sauce at the end of the cooking time smoothes out the sharp flavor of the tomato.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
480
(
Calories from Fat
120),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
13g
13%
(Saturated Fat
4g,
4%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
50mg
50%;
Sodium
890mg
890%;
Total Carbohydrate
62g
62%
(Dietary Fiber
6g
6%
  Sugars
12g
12%
),
Protein
28g
28%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
15%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
25%;
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 2 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.