Prep 15 mins
Cook 8 hrs
I love this spaghetti sauce, I make it monthly and then freeze into individual dinner size portions. Originally from Quick Cooking, I think. *In my house a serving is 1/2 cup, and I freeze my sauce in 2 cups containers.
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 lb ground Italian sausage
- 1 green pepper, chopped
- 1 onion, chopped
- 8 garlic cloves, minced
- 3 (14 1/2 ounce) cans Italian-style diced tomatoes
- 2 (15 ounce) cans tomato sauce
- 2 (6 ounce) cans tomato paste
- 1⁄3 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons italian seasoning
- 1 tablespoon dried basil
- 2 teaspoons dried marjoram
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon pepper
- In a large skillet, over medium heat, cook ground beef, sausage, onion, garlic, salt and pepper until meat is no longer pink.
- Drain and transfer to crock pot.
- Add all other ingredients, mix well and cook on LOW up to 8 hours.
This is a very good basic spaghetti sauce recipe, but whenever you have sugar in a recipe with tomatoes, try finely chopping a few carrots with your food processor or blender. Amounts can be adjusted to taste.
A good way to eliminate some sugar from your diet, AND get a few extra veggies into your family!
A very good tasting spaghetti sauce. I got four large portions out of it. I only added 3 tablespoons of sugar which was plenty for our family. I used oregano instead of marjoram as I prefer it, but followed the recipe except for those two changes. It makes a rich, hearty sauce. Thanks, Carole in Orlando
Loved it! Wow - what can I say?So hearty and chunky; we ate 1/3rd the first night, and last week I took the second 1/3rd out of the freezer and warmed in my smaller crockpot all afternoon and it was even better than the first time we ate it! I had to do some spice improvising (oregano and extra basil in lieu of Italian seasoning which I don't stock; plus a little more b/c I used reg. diced tomatoes, not italian-style) My youngest DS has diabetes and all the protein in this sauce makes it a much healthier meal in terms of blood sugar control than simple pasta and red sauce.