This do ahead sauce is perfect for busy weekends, weekdays, and for serving crowds. Because it’s long simmered, the flavors have plenty of time to meld together, creating a delicious meal when served over noodles. I love how easy it is to throw together!
My husband’s birthday party went really well last week, and this is what I served all of the hungry guys. It seemed to go over really well. I told my husband that this was the only way to make six dollars worth of meat stretch to feed 14 people! I served it over homemade soaked pasta, homemade breadsticks, a big salad with everyday dressing, and my most favorite chocolate dessert (come to this blog soon!). Yum, thinking about that feast makes me hungry!
This pasta sauce is actually my mothers, so I can’t take credit for it. It’s definitely an all-american style pasta sauce by the way! Yummy.
I doubled it to serve my crowd, which filled my large crockpot with sauce.
Long Simmered Spaghetti Sauce -Make 8 generous servings
You May need to add more salt. Most tomato products are already salted, but I used unsalted and it definitely need a bit more salt.
1/2 pound Ground beef
1/2 pound ground Mild Italian Sausage (or another 1/2 a pound of beef)
1 large onion, peeled and chopped
1-2 garlic cloves
1 28 ounce can chopped tomatoes
1 8 ounce can tomato sauce
1 6 ounce can tomato paste
1 cup of beef broth
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
In a large skillet, brown the beef and sausage over med-high heat with the onion and garlic until cooked through. Drain off any grease. Combine in a slow cooker with the rest of the ingredients and turn on low. Cook for 6-8 hours.
This post is part of Lindsay’s Nourishing Crockpot Carnival