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Slow Cooker Spaghetti Sauce II Recipe
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Slow Cooker Spaghetti Sauce II

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"This sauce tastes best when slow cooked on low. I don't know the exact measurements for spices -- it's a use your own taste type. I mix up the ingredients the night before, and then before I go to work in the morning I set the slow cooker on low. When I get home it's ready."

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Original recipe makes 10 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    4 hrs

    4 hrs 20 mins


  1. Place ground beef in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Stir in onion and garlic; cook 1 to 2 minutes.
  2. In a slow cooker combine ground beef mixture, tomato puree, tomato paste, sugar, Italian seasoning and salt. Cook on low for 4 hours.
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  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 12, 2003

My slow cooker is large and I used 2 lbs of ground beef and added 1 large can of diced tomatoes, just cutting back on the tomato sauce. I also do not have a low setting for 4 hours, but cooked it on high for 4 hours and it was fabulous. What a fantastic way to top of spaghetti.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 18, 2008

I made this twice and each time I tasted a "burnt" flavor. Not too sure any tomato sauce is meant for the slow cooker.

Nov 03, 2005

Ver nice and thick although I did add a bit more sugar, a chopped green pepper and basil and oregano. The family all liked it and I will definately make it again.

Jun 15, 2006

I used Italian herb tomato sauce instead of the plain puree. I also added about twice the amount of sugar required. While browning the meat I added the Italian seasoning to it as well as some fresh ground pepper, salt, and a little bit of cayenne. I added about 1/2 teapsoon of chili powder to the sauce as well. It turned out really well and it's great to freeze the leftovers for a quick meal another day.

Aug 29, 2002

Great recipe! Easy and fast. Everyone loved it at our dinner table. About the only thing I will do differently is to let the onions saute a little longer. Try this recipe. I think you'll really enjoy it! Thanks Jenn!

Jul 07, 2006

This is a flexible recipe, and a great way to make spaghetti sauce ahead of time to put in quart baggies to freeze. Loved it. Thanks

Nov 26, 2004

I thought the recipe was great. I added italian sausage and a bay leaf to add some more flavor.

Jan 28, 2012

Recipe creator indicated they didn't know exact measurements for spices, so keeping that in mind, I doubled the amount of Italian seasoning, added more garlic, and also added some beef soup base. Seemed to have a strong taste of the tomato paste, almost bitter.


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  • Calories
  • 182 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 22.3 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 30 mg
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 6.1 g
  • 9%
  • Fiber
  • 4.7 g
  • 19%
  • Protein
  • 12.9 g
  • 26%
  • Sodium
  • 922 mg
  • 37%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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