Kat's Mom's Spaghetti Sauce

READY IN: 9hrs
SERVES: 10-12




  • Place sausage in a frying pan with 1/2 cup water.
  • Poke a few holes on each side of the sausage with a fork so that grease will run out.
  • Simmer on medium heat for 15 minutes, turning several times until sausage is no longer pink in the middle.
  • Set aside to cool.
  • In a big crockpot add the first eleven ingredients.
  • Clean out frying pan and fry hamburger on medium heat until no longer pink.
  • Use spatula to break into small pieces.
  • Drain grease and add meat to the crockpot.
  • Wipe out frying pan again.
  • Chop onion and crush garlic cloves.
  • Melt butter in frying pan and saute the onion and garlic until translucent - about 10 minutes on medium heat.
  • Add to crockpot.
  • Remove casings from cooled sausage and crumble sausage into the crockpot.
  • Stir sauce, cover and cook about 8 hours on low.
  • About 15 minutes before serving stir in the grated cheese.
  • Serve over pasta.
  • We like to sprinkle on more cheese and red pepper flakes and serve with a fresh salad and garlic bread.