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spaghetti topped with chunky meaty sauce

Slow Cooker Spaghetti and Meat Sauce

Course: Beef, Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: meatsauce, spaghetti sauce, pasta sauce
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 314kcal
Author: Laureen King
My favourite meat sauce recipe. Thick, hearty and so delicious!
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Ingredients

  • 2 lbs extra lean ground beef
  • 1 tsp salt I usually use Kosher salt
  • 1 tsp fresh ground pepper
  • 4 cloves garlic finely minced
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 cans tomato paste 5.5 oz size
  • 2 cans tomato sauce 8 oz size
  • 1 can tomato soup
  • 1/2 - 1 cup water add water until sauce is consistency you like
  • 1 1/2 tsp basil
  • 1 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 3 small bay leaves
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese

Instructions

  • Brown ground beef and transfer to a heated crockpot.
  • Using the same pan sauté onions and garlic. I sauté onions until translucent, add minced garlic for about the last 2 minutes. Don't burn the garlic or it will be bitter.
  • Add the tomato sauce to deglaze the pan and scrap up the good browned bits.
  • Add all remaining ingredients except parmesan and butter.
  • Once heated add to ground beef in the crockpot stir well.
  • Cook on low setting for at least 2 hours. I usually let sauce cook all afternoon until ready to serve.
  • Add parmesan cheese and butter about the last hour of cooking.
  • Serve with spaghetti.

Nutrition

Calories: 314kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 1857mg | Potassium: 1624mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 1665IU | Vitamin C: 27.6mg | Calcium: 135mg | Iron: 6.1mg