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    Bigfatmomma's Slow-cooked Meat Sauce

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    2 hrs 20 mins

    20 mins

    2 hrs

    BigFatMomma's Note:

    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!

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    1. 1
      Saute tomato, mushrooms, garlic, onion in the butter, olive oil and molasses, until soft.
    2. 2
      Place this mixture into a crockpot.
    3. 3
      Brown the beef in a non-stick pan until no longer pink, and drain.
    4. 4
      Pour on top of onion mixture in crockpot.
    5. 5
      Pour tomato sauce into crockpot.
    6. 6
      Add spices, bay leaves and cheese, and stir to mix evenly.
    7. 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. 8
      Serve over thick pasta.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 04, 2007


      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.

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    • on December 19, 2005


      This is a fabulous slow cooker recipe. I used ground beef, and had it cooking all day while we were at church and Christmas shopping. When we got home it was ready for us to eat, I just had to boil some noodles. Delicous and simple! Thanks for posting!

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    • on October 06, 2005


      Absolutely delicious. This is the perfect balance of sauce to meat, and has great flavor. I followed the ingredients exactly, except I tripled the garlic (hey-we like it!) and I only had 8-ounce cans of tomato sauce, so, using 6, I had about 3 more ounces of tomato sauce than called for. I simmered on low in the Crock-Pot about 5 hours, so I didn't add the cheeses until the last 15 minutes of cooking - just enough time to melt - b/c I didn't want it to scorch while I was away. Chose for Pick A Chef '05, & sooo glad I did!!

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    Nutritional Facts for Bigfatmomma's Slow-cooked Meat Sauce

    Serving Size: 1 (433 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 728.0
    Calories from Fat 409
    Total Fat 45.5 g
    Saturated Fat 20.1 g
    Cholesterol 164.0 mg
    Sodium 2210.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 33.9 g
    Dietary Fiber 6.4 g
    Sugars 18.8 g
    Protein 48.6 g

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