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This Slow Cooker Spaghetti Sauce is full of flavor and hearty, featuring ground beef and sausage. Just throw the ingredients in the crock pot and enjoy.
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Slow Cooker Spaghetti Sauce

This Slow Cooker Spaghetti Sauce is rich and hearty with plenty of ground beef and sausage.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 hrs
Total Time10 hrs 20 mins
Course: Entree, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: slow cooker spaghetti sauce
Servings: 12
Calories: 381kcal
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1/2 lb. pork sausage
  • 2 cups chopped onions
  • 5 garlic cloves minced
  • 46.5 ounces tomato sauce 3 15.5 oz cans
  • 12 ounces tomato paste
  • 6 ounces water optional, if you like really thick sauce, you can omit
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 2 Tablespoons sweet basil
  • 1 Tablespoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon pepper
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  • Brown hamburger and pork sausage. Add onions and garlic. Cook until onions are tender.
    This Slow Cooker Spaghetti Sauce is full of flavor and hearty, featuring ground beef and sausage. Just throw the ingredients in the crock pot and enjoy.
  • Add all ingredients to the crock pot.
    This Slow Cooker Spaghetti Sauce is full of flavor and hearty, featuring ground beef and sausage. Just throw the ingredients in the crock pot and enjoy.
  • Cook on low for 8 to 10 hours.
    This Slow Cooker Spaghetti Sauce is full of flavor and hearty, featuring ground beef and sausage. Just throw the ingredients in the crock pot and enjoy.
  • Remove bay leaves before serving.
    This Slow Cooker Spaghetti Sauce is full of flavor and hearty, featuring ground beef and sausage. Just throw the ingredients in the crock pot and enjoy.

Notes

  • This is a hearty sauce with lots of meat including ground beef and pork sausage. If you want a thinner sauce, add additional water to the recipe.
  • Serving a large crowd? This spaghetti sauce from scratch recipe makes a huge portion, making it great for parties and get-togethers.
  • Try freezing half of a batch for later if you don't need it all at once.
  • Fresh garlic is best but refrigerated minced garlic works in a pinch too.
  • Don't forget to remove the bay leaves before serving. 
  • Want to make this on the stove top? Follow instructions above, but use a large saucepan. You may need 2 tomato sauce cans of water, depending on how thick you like your sauce. Bring sauce to a slow boil, then turn down to a simmer. Simmer until ready to serve.
  • Love spaghetti? Try this delicious Spaghetti Pie

Nutrition

Calories: 381kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 2494mg | Potassium: 1324mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 1574IU | Vitamin C: 25mg | Calcium: 209mg | Iron: 5mg