Monday, February 1, 2010

Slow Cooker Spaghetti Sauce

This is another compilation of recipes and my "go to" recipe for Spaghetti Sauce. This recipe freezes very well and I often make it when I do "once a month cooking". One batch makes enough for dinner, a few lunches and 2 quart sized freezer bags to freeze for later meals. Each quart sized bag also makes enough for dinner and a few lunches- so at least for us, this recipe can be stretched pretty far. This was our dinner tonight- love being able to throw everything into the crockpot in the morning and not worry about it until dinner!


2 lbs ground turkey (or lean ground beef)
3 medium onions, chopped
2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
6 garlic cloves, minced
1 can (28 oz) diced tomatoes, undrained
1 can (29 oz) tomato sauce
1 can (12 oz) tomato paste
2 tbsp dried basil leaves
1 tbsp dried oregano leaves
1 tbsp sugar
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper

Cook ground turkey, onions, mushrooms and garlic in skillet over medium heat until turkey is cooked, about 10 minutes; drain. While turkey is cooking, combine remaining ingredients in crockpot. Add turkey mixture and stir well. Cover and cook on low setting for 8 hours. Makes 24 1/2 cup servings.

*I have also added other veggies like carrots, broccoli and zucchini when I have them on hand- good way to sneak in some veggies!

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