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Slow-Cooker Chunky Pork and Mushroom Spaghetti Sauce

  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 8 hr 35 min
  • Ingredients 11
  • Servings 8

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

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

Steps

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  • 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

  • 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.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
480
Calories from Fat
120
% Daily Value
Total Fat
13g
20%
Saturated Fat
4g
19%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
50mg
17%
Sodium
890mg
37%
Potassium
830mg
24%
Total Carbohydrate
62g
21%
Dietary Fiber
6g
24%
Sugars
12g
Protein
28g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
15%
15%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
25%
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 Choice
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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