This Slow Cooker Spaghetti Sauce is rich, hearty, seasoned with onion, peppers, garlic and is slow cooked in the crockpot for incredible flavor!
Course Main Course
Prep Time 15minutes
Cook Time 7hours
Total Time 7hours15minutes
Author Ashley Fehr
2lblean ground beef
1medium onionfinely chopped
1red or green bell pepperfinely chopped
2 teaspoonsdried parsley
1/4teaspooncrushed red pepper flakes
1/4tspground black pepper
14ozdiced tomatoesno salt added, 398 mL can
14ozcrushed tomatoesno salt added, 398 ml can
1cupbeef or chicken brothlow sodium
In a medium pan, brown ground beef until no pink remains. Add onion and red pepper cook 3-5 more minutes until veggies soften.
Stir in garlic, oregano, basil, parsley, bay leaf, salt, red pepper flakes and black pepper, Cook and stir 1 minute.
Stir in diced tomatoes, crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, broth, and sugar. Pour into 4-6 quart slow cooker.
Cover and cook on low for 6-7 hours (stirring once half way through if possible).
Stir, remove bay leaf and serve with parmesan cheese if desired.
I always, always make a huge batch of spaghetti sauce and freeze it in smaller portions so it's easy to grab, thaw and heat for a quick meal! It works best to chill the sauce in the fridge before filling a Ziploc freezer bag or plastic freezer-friendly containters. Seal tightly and freeze.