The Best Slow Cooker Spaghetti Meat Sauce
Want a healthy sauce for pasta, but don’t have time to stay in the kitchen? Prep and forget our hearty meat sauce packed with veggies in the slow cooker.
large sweet onion
bulk Italian sausage
mild or hot, depending upon your preference
peeled and grated
large sweet bell pepper
cans diced tomatoes
can tomato paste
crushed red pepper flakes
minced fresh basil
freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onions and garlic. Saute until transparent, but not brown.
Add the ground beef and the Italian sausage. Cook until the meat is browned, breaking up large chunks.
Drain the meat thoroughly in a colander, pressing down to remove most of the grease. Transfer to a large pot insert of a slow cooker.
Add all of the other ingredients: carrots, peppers, tomatoes, tomato paste, salt, pepper, and basil. Stir until everything is fully mixed.
Cover and cook on high for 4 hours, or on low for 8 hours. Serve over your favorite pasta. Garnish with fresh basil and freshly grated Parmesan cheese.