Easy Slow-Cooked Spaghetti Sauce
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Cook: 6 hours
- 1 pound ground beef
- 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 hours or until bubbly. Discard bay leaf. Serve with spaghetti.
Nutrition Facts1 each: 89 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 297mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 1g fiber), 7g protein.
Dec 6, 2014
Our family loved this! Because I know my grandson likes pork sausage, I used that instead of beef or turkey. I made sure to leave it in the slow cooker only 6 hours on low, as some reviewers said it turned out too thick.
Sep 17, 2014
Way too thick. Not awful, but not a hit in my house.
Aug 1, 2010
Not enough liquid to support that much tomato paste- the sauce set up like paste. The flavors were fine, but I did have to thin the sauce with with quite a bit more broth.
Jun 27, 2010
I have been using this receipe since it appeared in Taste of Home in 2003. I'm always asked for the receipe as everyone loves it.
May 13, 2010
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Jan 3, 2010
I have used this recipe many times when we have company!!! A BIG HIT!!! Any leftover sauce also freezes well! I add a pound of ground mild italian sausage as well...LOVE IT! Inese
Sep 4, 2009
Oh, yeah this is awesome! a nicely balanced sauce thick and tasty!
Mar 8, 2009
Yes, it can. I freeze it all the time and it defrosts well. I also use it as the sauce in my lasagna recipe, which really speeds things up.
Jan 16, 2009
Can this be frozen ? Laurie J. of Orangeville, UT