I did mine similar but a little different :) I used V8 instead of tomato juice. I also put in mushrooms and a little italian seasoning because we like that. I browned the 1st three ingred. also, then I put in crock pot with all other ingredients and let cook on low for how ever long you need. I turned it to high and put the noodles in and cooked for @ 45 mins or so at the end. This is the best spaghetti EVER. I have never put in jars or such but I was about to post this recipe when I found this one.
Had a quick taste before putting them in Mason Jars for later use - delicious!! I enjoy diced tomatoes in my spaghetti sauce but I don't think I will miss it too much in your sauce!! Thanks Juenessa!