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Slow-Cooked Spaghetti Sauce

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 7 hours

Makes

8 servings

I like to serve this homey dish to company and not just because it’s easy and economical. I’d be lost without my slow cooker!—Shelley McKinney, New Castle, Indiana
Slow-Cooked Spaghetti Sauce Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef or bulk Italian sausage
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Hot cooked spaghetti

Directions

  1. In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain.
  2. Transfer to a 3-qt. slow cooker. Add the next 10 ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours or until heated through. Discard bay leaf. Serve with spaghetti.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 142 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 546mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 3g fiber), 12g protein.

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