Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Crock Pot Spaghetti Sauce

These days, it is very easy to make a spaghetti dinner. Drop spaghetti into salted boiling water and cook till tender. Open can of sauce, preheat and add to spaghetti. What if you want to try your hand at a homemade spaghetti sauce though? This one couldn't be easier or tastier.


  • 4 Tbsp. olive oil

  • 1 Small onion (finely chopped)

  • 1-15 1/2 Oz.can tomato sauce

  • 1 & 1/2 Cups water

  • 1/2 Tsp. pepper

  • 1/2 Tsp. red pepper flakes (optional)

  • 1 Lb. ground beef

  • 1-29 Oz. can tomato puree

  • 1-6 Oz. can tomato paste

  • 1 Tsp. salt

  • 1/2 Tsp. dried oregano

  • 2 Lb. sausage links (any style)

Brown ground beef in 2 tablespoons of the olive oil in a frying pan. When almost browned, add onion and continue browning until onion is tender. Pour meat and onion into 31/2 quart crock pot. Add tomato puree, sauce, paste, water, salt, pepper and oregano and set dial on low setting. Cut sausage into pieces and brown in remaining 2 tablespoons oil. When brown, place sausage in crock pot. Continue cooking for 12 hours.

Cook spaghetti according to directions on package, drain and put into bowl. Serve with homemade spaghetti sauce.

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