Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Slow Cooker Spaghetti Sauce

One of my favorite kitchen tools is my slow a busy mom of 4 boys it definetly comes in handy when planning/prepping meals.  One of our family favorites is Spaghetti! in fact it's what's for dinner tonight! below is my recipe I hope you enjoy it as much as we all do!

Slow Cooker Spaghetti Sauce:

1lb ground beef (you can also use ground turkey or ground italian sausage)
1 cup chopped onion
1 bell pepper chopped (any color)
2 cloves garlic-minced
2 cans (14.5oz) diced tomatoes-undrained
1 can (6oz) tomato paste
1 bay leaf
2 tsp dry italian seasoning
1/2tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp fresh ground black pepper
fresh parmesan and parsley/basil for garnish
1 # cooked spaghetti noodles

1) cook beef in a skillet drain fat -set aside

2)In a 4qt slow cooker combine:tomatoes, tomato paste,bell pepper, onions and garlic stir until combined....add the ground beef, and remaining seasonings: salt, pepper ,bay leaf and italian seasonin

3) cook on low 6-8 hrs or high 4-5

4) servr over hot cooked pasta, garnish with fresh parmesan and parsley/basil if desired

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