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Italian Spaghetti Sauce

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


  1. 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.
  2. Spoon sausage mixture into a 5-quart slow cooker.
  3. Stir in remaining ingredients.
  4. Cover and cook on LOW for 8 to 9 hours or until vegetables are tender.

Yield: 24 (1/2 cup) servings


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