Slow Cooking Spaghetti Sauce Recipe

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This sauce gets a convenient head start from prepared spaghetti sauce. I simply add a few everyday ingredients of my own. Most folks think it's homemade.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 3 hours
MAKES:4-6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 3 hours
MAKES: 4-6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Johnsonville® Mild Ground Italian Sausage
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • 1 medium green pepper, cut into strips
  • 3-1/2 cups spaghetti sauce
  • Hot cooked spaghetti

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 241 calories, 15 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 33 mg cholesterol, 1,018 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 11 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a skillet over medium heat, brown sausage and cayenne for about 5 minutes. Add enough water to cover; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
  2. Drain; transfer to a 1-1/2-qt. slow cooker. Add onion and green pepper. Pour spaghetti sauce on top. Cover and cook on high for 1 hour. Reduce heat to low and cook 2-3 hours longer. Serve over spaghetti. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Originally published as Slow-Cooked Spaghetti Sauce in Country Pork 1996, p65

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 241 calories, 15 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 33 mg cholesterol, 1,018 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 11 g protein.

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.

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Reviewed Aug. 16, 2012

again. what is with the jarred sauce?

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Reviewed Jan. 10, 2011

I would not make this recipe at any time. The amount of sodium is almost a whole day's allotment

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