Meaty Spaghetti Sauce

A family classic that requires steady attention on the stovetop, this sauce is just as delicious when made in the slow cooker-and much less demanding.

from Reader's Digest | March 2009

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Ingredients

  • 1 lb. lean ground beef
  • 1 lb. Italian sausage
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 8 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 cans (14 1/2 oz. each) Italian diced tomatoes, drained
  • 2 cans (15 oz. each) tomato sauce
  • 2 cans (6 oz. each) tomato paste
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tbs. Italian seasoning
  • 1 tbs. dried basil
  • 2 tsp. dried marjoram
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • Hot cooked spaghetti

    How to make it 

  • 1

    In large skillet over medium heat, cook beef and sausage until no longer pink; drain. Transfer to 5-qt. slow cooker. Stir in green pepper, onion, garlic, tomatoes, tomato sauce and paste, sugar, and seasonings; mix well. Cover and cook on low 8 hours or until bubbly. Serve over spaghetti. Yield: 12 servings ($1.18 per serving)

Nutritional Information(per serving)

  • Calories: 231
  • Fat: 8g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Cholesterol: 45mg
  • Sodium: 1,188mg
  • Carbs: 22g
  • Protein: 17g
  • Fiber: 3g

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