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all day spaghetti sauce

a recipe by
Ellen Gwaltney Bales
Indianapolis, IN

Everyone loves a good, rich, meaty spaghetti sauce, and this recipe is all that. I've tweaked it a bit because the original calls for "the dreaded mushroom--yuck!" I'm leaving that out. And I'm adding bell pepper--yum! Recipe: Photo:

serves 8
prep time 20 Min
cook time 8 Hr
method Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients For all day spaghetti sauce

  • 1 lb
    mild or hot italian sausage
  • 3/4 lb
    lean ground beef
  • 1 c
    chopped onion
  • 1 c
    chopped bell pepper
  • 2 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 3 c
    rice krispies cereal
  • 2 can
    (14-1/2 oz.ea.) diced tomatoes
  • 2 can
    (8 oz.ea.) tomato sauce
  • 1 Tbsp
    dried italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp
    crushed fennel seeds (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp
    black pepper

How To Make all day spaghetti sauce

  • 1
    In a large skillet, cook sausage until brown. Drain and place in a 4- to 5-quart slow cooker.
  • 2
    In the same skillet, cook ground beef, onion, bell pepper, and garlic until beef is brown and vegetables are tender. Drain, and add ground beef mixture to sausage in slow cooker. Stir in rice krispies cereal, undrained tomatoes, tomato sauce, Italian seasoning, fennel, and pepper.
  • 3
    Cover and cook on LOW for 8 to 10 hours. Stir meat mixture and serve imediately over hot cooked spaghetti.