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Prep 15 mins
Cook 8 hrs
This is a flavorful,thick and hearty spaghetti sauce. Finially,after years of trial and error a sauce everyone loves..
- 1 1⁄2 lbs Italian sausage
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 8 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tablespoon margarine
- 1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes
- 1 (12 ounce) can tomato paste
- 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
- 2 tablespoons parsley
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 2 teaspoons dried basil
- 3 bay leaves
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon paprika
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 (11 1/2 ounce) canv-8 vegetable juice
- 1⁄2 cup red wine
- I used 1 1/2 pounds of Johnsonville spicy hot sausage,removed from casing. You can use mild sausage if your prefer.
- Brown sausage,drain and crumble into small pieces.
- Saute onions and garlic in margarine.
- Add to crock pot all ingredients.
- Mix well.
- Simmer for 6-8 hours.
This was terrific, I was kinda suprised. I wasn't sure how well a crockpot sauce would turn out. But it is sooo easy. I prepared everything the night before and put in crock i also had some frozen Kittencal meatbals, so dumped them in too. Cooked for about 10 hours. When I got home from work, I added a bit more wine and some balsamic vinegar to give some more depth of flavor, Cooked for about another hour or so with the lid halfway off to thicken it up. This was absolutely delish! This is a great weekday sauce!
Absolutely delicious! This pleased my entire PICKY family which I couldn't believe. It was a very good sauce that wasn't too much in any area: flavor, seasonings or meat. It was a nice hearty consistency and I crumbled the sausage so thin that no one complained. The entire family said make this again soon! :-) The only thing I did differently is add the sausage during the last hour of cooking with some canned mushrooms. Next time I will add the sausage for the entire cooking time.... I was in a hurry. I also added a little red wine that I served with dinner. Recommended!
I have to admit first of all I don't care for fire in my mouth when I am eating so I made this with mild sausage.But the flavor was fantastic,and I loved being able to make this in a crockpot.....I also left out the sugar as I don't care for sweet spaghetti sauce.But this sauce was wonderful anyway.Thanks so much,Darlene