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Easy Slow-Cooked Spaghetti Sauce

 Easy Slow-Cooked Spaghetti Sauce
"After searching for a tomato sauce that didn't taste like it was only for spaghetti, I set out to make my own," writes David Shields from Barberton, Ohio. "The result was this thick versatile sauce featuring ground beef and lots of herbs. It's great on pizza, too."
12-14 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Cook: 6 hours


  • 1 pound ground turkey or beef
    With Johnsonville Italian Sausage.

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  • 4 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 6 cans (6 ounces each) tomato paste
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh marjoram or 1 tablespoon dried marjoram
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil or 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh oregano or 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Hot cooked spaghetti


  • In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink;
  • drain.
  • Transfer to a 5-qt. slow cooker. Stir in the tomatoes, tomato paste,
  • broth, brown sugar and seasonings. Cover and cook on low for 6-8

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Easy Slow-Cooked Spaghetti Sauce (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • hours or until bubbly. Discard bay leaf. Serve with spaghetti.
  • Yield: 12-14 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 89 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 16 mg cholesterol, 297 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 7 g protein.
Wine: Full-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.