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I followed the recipe using one pound of mild sausage and a pound if ground beef. I did not put mushrooms in it either. My wife and I thought it was incredible. We have plenty of sauce left over and will use it for dipping and possibly as a base sauce for pizza.

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David M. April 17, 2014

Excellent spaghetti sauce. I used 1 1/2 lb ground beef and 1/2 pound Italian sausage. Cooked 6 hours in my slow cooker. Wonderful aroma and flavor. Love the mushrooms. Thanks for sharing this. Will make again, for sure.

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ratherbeswimmin' December 26, 2011

Wonderful spaghetti sauce. I chopped the veggies the night earlier. Then in the morning, browned the beef and veggies and poured everything in the crock-pot. When we came back it was smelling great. Thanks nennny :) Made for cookbook tag game

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Boomette November 15, 2011

Yummy, this was soooo good, I made mine with a bit of a mixture. First I cut the recipe by half and to make up the amount of meat I used some sausage, minced pork and minced beef, everything else was as the recipe required and I cooked it on low in my slow cooker for 8 hours, so when I got in from work I just had to cook my pasta we had linguine. My herbs were grown in my garden in the summer and dried. The balance was just right with all the flavours and you could taste them all I think it's the long slow cooking that does it. Thank you for posting. Made for PAC Spring 2011.

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Tea Jenny March 09, 2011

BEST HOMEMADE SAUCE! My family loved this sauce! Super healthy! My kids thought it was a little too spicy. Will omit the red pepper flakes next time. THANK YOU for sharing such a wonderful recipe!

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smorales1234 January 18, 2009

This was fantastic! This was my 2nd attempt to make a delicious italian spagetti sauce. My 1st attempt was a complete disaster. I was reluctant to try a slow cooker recipe, but I am so glad I did. The sauce came out wonderful and it was so easy! I varied slightly on a few things. I sauteed the onions alone in butter first and cooked them until they were a light brown color. Then I added my sausage and browned for ten minutes. I didn't add the garlic until the last few minutes. I did this at the suggestion of my grandmother who said that it's very easy to burn and doesn't need a full ten minutes. I served some to my mother and grandmother, who are italian and are used to an "authentic" sauce. They both loved it. It does have a little bit of a kick, my kids thought it was too spicy. My only suggestion on change would be that if you plan on feeding this sauce to kids, you cut out the crused red pepper flakes. Thanks so much for this recipe. It is defenitely one I will make again and again!

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2beautifulgirls December 16, 2008

This is my favorite spaghetti sauce recipe! Just put everything in the crockpot and let sauce slow cook all day. Makes enough for two meals. We have spaghetti the first week; freeze half of the sauce and make mostaccioli later. This is very good with a salad and garlic bread! We really like "Rich and Charlie's Salad".

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wwltmom October 18, 2007

Wonderful! This is definitely going into my family's "favorites" file. I left out the garlic for my garlic-hating husband (I did add in a little garlic powder), only used one pound of ground beef, and only used one 6oz can of tomato paste since that's all I had on hand. Even with those changes, this was a great sauce. It smelled so good that we kept tasting it during the day as it cooked. At supper time, I boiled half a box of macaroni & then stirred it into the crockpot with the sauce for a wonderful "goulash". I'll be making this again, probably soon. Thanks for sharing!

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AmyMCGS November 11, 2006

simple to make, tastes great.

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megsor January 16, 2006
Italian Spaghetti Sauce