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Stamp-of-Approval Spaghetti Sauce Recipe
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Stamp-of-Approval Spaghetti Sauce Recipe

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My father is very opinionated, especially about food. This recipe received his almost unreachable stamp of approval. I have yet to hear a disagreement from anyone who has tried it! —Melissa Taylor, Higley, Arizona
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 8 hours
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 8 hours
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 3/4 pound Johnsonville® Mild Ground Italian Sausage
  • 4 medium onions, finely chopped
  • 8 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 4 cans (6 ounces each) tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil or 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh oregano or 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • Hot cooked spaghetti

Nutritional Facts

1 cup sauce (calculated without spaghetti) equals 298 calories, 12 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 48 mg cholesterol, 557 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, 20 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 vegetable, 2 lean meat, 2 fat.

Directions

  1. In a Dutch oven, cook the beef, sausage, onions and garlic over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain.
  2. Transfer to a 5-qt. slow cooker. Stir in the tomatoes, tomato paste, water, sugar, Worcestershire sauce, oil and seasonings.
  3. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours. Discard bay leaves. Serve with spaghetti. Yield: 12 servings (3 quarts).
Originally published as Stamp-of-Approval Spaghetti Sauce in Taste of Home February/March 2009, p16

Nutritional Facts

1 cup sauce (calculated without spaghetti) equals 298 calories, 12 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 48 mg cholesterol, 557 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, 20 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 vegetable, 2 lean meat, 2 fat.

Full-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.

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Reviewed Mar. 18, 2014

This recipe is FANTASTIC just the way it is! You can tinker with the spices, but it's equally great when you don't. I've never made a pasta sauce with Worcestershire sauce in it, surprisingly tasty!

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2014

I didn't have the fresh herbs so I used dried and it was still amazing. It seems a bit sweet to me so next time I'll cut back the sugar a bit.

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Reviewed Jan. 17, 2014

LOVE LOVE LOVE this recipe!!! This has been a FAVORITE family meal for many years! It makes a huge batch which is good because you can freeze it since it makes delicious leftovers even a month later! It doesn't usually last long in the freezer however! I always turn to this spaghetti sauce when I'm having guests over for dinner and it always gets big raves :)

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Reviewed Aug. 20, 2013

I LOVE this recipe! It's very easy and convenient to make. Absolutely delicious! I will never use a store bought sauce again!

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Reviewed Jul. 14, 2013

Have made this dish several times. Greatest slow cooker recipe I have ever run across! Sauce stays on spaghetti and not in the plate

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