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Italian Spaghetti Sauce

Yield: 24 (1/2 cup) servings

Recipe Ingredients

2 pounds bulk Italian sausage or ground beef

3 medium onions, chopped (2 1/4 cups)

1 large green bell pepper, chopped (1 1/2 cups)

6 cloves garlic, finely chopped

2 (14 1/2 ounce) cans diced tomatoes, undrained

1 (29 ounce) can tomato sauce

1 (12 ounce) can tomato paste

2 tablespoons dried basil leaves

1 tablespoon dried oregano leaves

1 tablespoon granulated sugar

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

1/2 teaspoon crushed dried leaf parsley

Method

Cook sausage, onions, bell pepper and garlic in 12-inch skillet over medium heat about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until sausage is no longer pink; drain.

Spoon sausage mixture into a 5-quart slow cooker. Stir in remaining ingredients.

Cover and cook on LOW for 8 to 9 hours or until vegetables are tender.