Slow-Simmered Spaghetti Meat Sauce

Slow-Simmered Spaghetti Meat Sauce

Add something tangy to your family's Italian night! Serve this meaty spaghetti dinner drenched with sauce!

Prep Time

20

Minutes

Total Time

8:20

Hrs:Mins

Makes

8

servings

1
pound lean ground beef
1/2
pound bulk Italian pork sausage
2
medium carrots, finely chopped (1 cup)
1
medium green bell pepper, chopped (1 cup)
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1
can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes, undrained
1
can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
1
can (6 ounces) tomato paste
1
tablespoon packed brown sugar
1
tablespoon dried Italian seasoning
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
16
ounces uncooked spaghetti
Shredded fresh Parmesan cheese, if desired
  1. Cook beef and sausage in 10-inch skillet over medium heat, stirring frequently, until beef is brown and sausage is no longer pink, about 8 minutes; drain.
  2. Mix beef mixture and remaining ingredients except spaghetti and Parmesan cheese in 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker.
  3. Cover and cook on low heat setting 8 to 10 hours.
  4. About 20 minutes before serving, cook and drain spaghetti as directed on package. Serve sauce with hot cooked spaghetti and Parmesan cheese.
Makes 8 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Ingredient Substitution
A 1/2 pound of pork sausage can be used instead of the Italian sausage if it's more readily available. No fresh garlic? Use 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder or 1/2 teaspoon instant minced garlic instead.
Serving Suggestion
For a meal in a snap, serve with purchased garlic bread and a buy-in-the-bag Caesar salad mix. A slice of store-bought cheesecake is the perfect dessert.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 440
    • (Calories from Fat 125),
  • Total Fat 14g
    • (Saturated Fat 5g,),
  • Cholesterol 45mg;
  • Sodium 850mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 62g
    • (Dietary Fiber 5g,
  • Protein 23g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 2 Vegetable;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 4;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.