Some of my earliest memories are of my mom making her spaghetti sauce, pretty much every week – slow cooking it on the stove. It was a staple in our home, and in my memory, I imagine that I can still smell that fragrant aroma, which warms my heart.
Nowadays, my husband usually combines a jar of our favorite spaghetti sauce along with some browned hamburger meat and then calls it good. I however, do not… I think the success of a really good spaghetti sauce is to let it cook slowly, among other things. I’m excited to share with you this delicious crock-pot spaghetti meat sauce recipe, which is like my moms, but with a few tweaks here and there.
1 lb Ground Beef (or ground turkey)
1 lb Italian Sausage, casings removed (or turkey Italian Sausage)
1 cup minced Onion
1 tbsp minced Garlic
1 bell pepper
45 oz diced tomatoes, drained
24 oz Tomato Sauce
2 Bay Leaves
1 tsp Oregano
2 tsp Basil
Salt and Pepper to taste
Crumble and brown ground beef and sausage, along with onion and garlic.
Drain excess fat.
Place meat mixture into slow cooker.
Add remaining ingredients.
Cover and cook on low for 8 hours.
Serve over your favorite pasta
PS You can also make a double or triple batch and freeze the left overs! +