Slow Cooker Spaghetti and Meat Sauce
My favourite meat sauce recipe. Thick, hearty and so delicious!
- 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
- ½ - 1 cup water add water until sauce is consistency you like
- 1 ½ tsp basil
- 1 ½ tsp oregano
- 1 tsp thyme
- 3 small bay leaves
- 2 tbsp butter
- ½ cup parmesan cheese
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.
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