Meet the Sullivans: Slow Cooker Pasta Sauce

March 29, 2012

Slow Cooker Pasta Sauce

This is another slow cooker recipe that is quick and easy to throw together. I made this in the morning while Owen watched me from his bouncy chair and it was of course all done cookin' by the time Keith came home. All I had to do later was boil the pasta. This tasted delicious and was easy to double for leftovers. 
Slow Cooker Pasta Sauce
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Ingredients
1 pound ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped (I used the pre-chopped kind from TJ's)
2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) diced tomatoes, undrained
1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
1 bay leaf
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 to 2 teaspoons dried basil
1 to 2 teaspoons dried oregano
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 to 1 teaspoon dried thyme
Hot cooked spaghetti

Directions
In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain.
Transfer to a 3-qt. slow cooker. Add the next 9 ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours or until heated through. Discard bay leaf. Serve with spaghetti. Yield: 6-8 servings.

I doubled this recipe and froze the leftovers in ziplock freezer bags for an easy dinner in the future!

1 comment:

Elizabeth Ann @ Elizabeth Ann's Recipe Box said...

I'm pinning this! ;-) Sounds SO easy and amazing!