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Slow-Cooker Italian Spaghetti Sauce

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  1 reviews
  • 15 min prep time
  • 8 hr 15 min total time
  • 13 ingredients
  • 24 servings
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Homemade spaghetti sauce conveniently simmers for hours in a slow cooker.

Ingredients

2
lb bulk Italian sausage or ground beef
3
medium onions, chopped (1 1/2 cups)
2
cups sliced mushrooms
6
cloves garlic, finely chopped
2
cans (14.5 oz each) diced tomatoes, undrained
1
can (29 oz) tomato sauce
1
can (12 oz) tomato paste
2
tablespoons dried basil leaves
1
tablespoon dried oregano leaves
1
tablespoon sugar
1
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon pepper
1/2
teaspoon crushed red pepper

Steps

  • 1 In 12-inch skillet, cook sausage, onions, mushrooms and garlic over medium heat about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until sausage is no longer pink; drain.
  • 2 In 5- to 6-quart slow cooker, place sausage mixture. Stir in remaining ingredients.
  • 3 Cover and cook on Low heat setting 8 to 9 hours.
  • 1 In 12-inch skillet, cook sausage, onions, mushrooms and garlic over medium heat about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until sausage is no longer pink; drain.
  • 2 In 5- to 6-quart slow cooker, place sausage mixture. Stir in remaining ingredients.
  • 3 Cover and cook on Low heat setting 8 to 9 hours.

Expert Tips

Stir about 1/4 cup of chopped fresh parsley into the sauce during the last 5 minutes of cooking.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
125
Calories from Fat
65
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
7%
Saturated Fat
3g
3%
Cholesterol
20mg
20%
Sodium
720mg
720%
Total Carbohydrate
10g
10%
Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
Protein
7g
7%
% Daily Value*:
Iron
8%
8%
Exchanges:
2 Vegetable;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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