Crockpot Spaghetti Sauce
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Crockpot Spaghetti Sauce

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound hot Italian sausage without casing
  • 3 medium onions, chopped
  • 5-7 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups sliced mushrooms
  • 29 oz can diced tomatoes (not drained)
  • 29 oz can tomato sauce
  • 12 oz can tomato paste
  • 2 Tbs dried basil
  • 1 Tbs dried oregano
  • 1 Tbs sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • grated Parmesan
  • 1.2 cup red wine (optional)
  • 1 pound pasta

Instructions

  • Brown the ground beef and sausage, breaking up the clumps of meat while you stir.
  • Add the onions, garlic and mushrooms and cook until softened, about 10 minutes.
  • Put the meat and vegetables into the crockpot and Stir in the tomatoes and their juices, tomato sauce, tomato paste, basil, oregano, sugar, salt and red pepper flakes.
  • Turn the crockpot up to high and bring to a simmer, then turn it down to low for 3-4 hours. 
  • If you're adding the red wine, stir it in about half an hour before serving the sauce. 
  • Serve over cooked pasta with grated Parmesan. 

Notes

This easily served 8 with 1 pound of pasta with plates that were heavy on the sauce and light on the pasta, with about 2 cups of sauce left over.