36 Reviews

Hey Jude, this recipe is FANTASTIC,thank you so much, it is greatly appreciated. I did add fresh sliced mushrooms about half way through the cook time,otherwise followed the directions. Everything blends for a perfect flavored sauce. I plan to keep this on hand in the freezer.

4 people found this helpful. Was it helpful to you? [Yes] [No]
Mary in OR August 03, 2003

Loved this sauce...instead of ground pork I used (3) Hot Italian Turkey sausages which I sliced and browned before adding. Also used (2) 15 1/2 oz. can tomatoes with basil, garlic & oregano and (1) regular can diced tomatos. Used tomato paste with Italian Herbs added. Kept the 5 cloves of garlic but reduced the dried spices to about half omitting the thyme. Made enough for dinner with plenty leftover to freeze. Delicious!!

3 people found this helpful. Was it helpful to you? [Yes] [No]
Groundhog Gal April 06, 2009

I love the addition of pork to the sauce. It adds a whole new flavor to spaghetti sauce. Don't forget to remove the bay leaves before serving.

3 people found this helpful. Was it helpful to you? [Yes] [No]
Audrey M August 05, 2003

Good flavor, but maybe a little too meaty. This had so much meat that it was almost like Sloppy Joe's. So perhaps I will cut down on the meat next time. I used mild Italian sausage instead of plain ground pork, added half a teaspoon of chili flakes and an extra tablespoon of brown sugar. I also used 1 can of diced tomatoes and one can of crushed. I'm glad that I found this recipe, it's delicious and easy to customize to your own taste. Playing with my new crockpot and I love the disposable liners.

2 people found this helpful. Was it helpful to you? [Yes] [No]
Cyndy L November 30, 2014

The family loved this sauce, which is saying a lot for my family (very picky eaters). I substituted the pork and used all ground beef and I used crushed tomatoes, rather than diced. The consistency was perfect, the flavor was great, and it made a large amount; perfect for leftovers. Thank you for sharing; this is a new staple in our dinner rotation.

2 people found this helpful. Was it helpful to you? [Yes] [No]
lkennedy14 September 18, 2010

This recipe is definitely a keeper! One of the best sauces I've tasted in a long time. I used ground beef only and used crushed tomates instead of diced. So glad to have this recipe in my collection now. Thanks Jude

2 people found this helpful. Was it helpful to you? [Yes] [No]
Jenniegal November 18, 2009

I make this when ever I run out of spaghetti sauce. Until I made this recipe, I used to buy spaghetti sauce in bulk. Thank you for sharing this, it's one of my favorites!

2 people found this helpful. Was it helpful to you? [Yes] [No]
Janine1 August 27, 2008

This makes a good basic spaghetti sauce that is quite easy to prepare! It makes quite a lot, so it is perfect for stowing the extras in the freezer to use later. Makes for great homestyle cooking that my whole family enjoyed. Thanks for posting!

2 people found this helpful. Was it helpful to you? [Yes] [No]
Sue Lau June 05, 2004

So easy and delicious! I used my rice cooker (in Japan without a crock pot, but this works), and it smelled so good cooking. I added a little Italian seasoning and salt at the end to serve because it needed a little more flavor once it actually hit the pasta, but this is a keeper.

1 person found this helpful. Was it helpful to you? [Yes] [No]
Maggie, Cooking March 25, 2014

Love this but for my personal taste, I will reduce the amount of oregano and thyme next time. Glad that it makes enough to freeze. Thanks Hey Jude!

1 person found this helpful. Was it helpful to you? [Yes] [No]
Bobtail March 23, 2014
My Crock Pot Spaghetti Sauce