Bigfatmomma's Slow-cooked Meat Sauce

READY IN: 2hrs 20mins
Recipe by BigFatMomma

I wanted a meat sauce without carrots or celery in it--just good meaty tastiness. So, I came up with this one. It was rich and hearty, without those pesky vegetables getting in the way. Fiber, indeed!

Top Review by iris5555

I used a hot Italian sausage instead of the ground beef. I ended up adding about a tsp of Italian seasoning in addition to the other herbs to add even more flavor as I didn't add the crushed red pepper--because I don't like spicy hot sauces.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Saute tomato, mushrooms, garlic, onion in the butter, olive oil and molasses, until soft.
  2. Place this mixture into a crockpot.
  3. Brown the beef in a non-stick pan until no longer pink, and drain.
  4. Pour on top of onion mixture in crockpot.
  5. Pour tomato sauce into crockpot.
  6. Add spices, bay leaves and cheese, and stir to mix evenly.
  7. Slow-cook on low for 2-3 hours, stirring twice, or alternately, cook over very low heat on stovetop, stirring occasionally so that the cheese doesn't burn.
  8. Serve over thick pasta.

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