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February 23, 2012

CrockPot Spaghetti Sauce

Crockpot/Slow Cooker Spaghetti Sauce w/ 3oz (from dry) spaghetti
noodles, freshly grated parmesan cheese, & garlic bread

21 oz lean ground beef
12 oz. chicken sausage
3 - 14.5 oz cans diced tomatoes, no salt added
3 - 14.5 oz cans tomato sauce, no salt added
2 med. (or 1 lg) onion, chopped
3 Tbsp garlic, minced
4 c. mushrooms, sliced (approx. 434g)
2 c. bell pepper, diced (approx. 195g)
5 Tbsp oregano, dried
3 Tbsp basil, dried
1 tsp bay leaf, ground (or 3 whole bay leafs broken in half)
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper, ground

Brown ground beef and sausage in a large skillet. While the meat is browning, chop vegetables, stirring meat occasionally.

When beef and sausage are done, drain off the fat and toss meat, vegetables, spices, and tomato sauce into a slow cooker. Stir to mix ingredients evenly.

Cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 8-10 hours.

Number of Servings: 20
Serving Size: 1 cup  (approx. 243g)

Calories - 159.0
Carbohydrates - 10.5g
Sugars - 4.4g
Fiber - 2.8g
Fat - 7.4g
Saturated Fat - 2.7g
Cholesterol - 42.5mg
Protein - 12.7g
Sodium - 164.3mg

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