Slow Cooked Spaghetti Sauce

Ready in 45 minutes

Delicious sauce.

"A very easy, stand-alone recipe. It's also a great base recipe, ripe for customization as shown by the comments! I have to admit I generally make a sauce based on a Mario Battali recipe, which is much more time consuming and costly. The Battali recipe creates a great sauce, but I often don't have the time (hours) to tend to it. This sauce is flavorful, adaptable, and the newest addition to my Big Oven collection.

By the way, in response to the last post, looks to me like Webtexan added the recipe and RKG1 added the photo."

- MikeTX

Top-ranked recipe named "Slow Cooked Spaghetti Sauce"

4.6 avg, 26 review(s) 96% would make again


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1 pound ground beef or bulk Italian sausage
1 medium onion; chopped
2 28-oz cans diced tomatoes; undrained
2 6-oz cans tomato paste
1 bay leaf
1 tablespoon Brown sugar
1 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
1 tsp Louisiana hot sauce
6 garlic Cloves
1 teaspoon dried basil; (up to 2 teaspoons)
1 teaspoon dried oregano; (up to 2 teaspoons)
1 teaspoon Salt
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme; (up to 1 teaspoon)
spaghetti; cooked, hot

Original recipe makes 6



In a skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink: drain. Transfer to a slow cooker. Add the next 10 ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours or until heated through. Discard bay leaf. Serve over spaghetti. Yield:6-8 servings


Tried this one tonight with a few changes to suit what I had and my daughter in law who can't eat spicy foods loved it.


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Add 2tbsp sugar when in slow cooker. Fry up some mushrooms and add them in :)
harrietgriffin 9 months ago
Best sauce I've had with spag bol! Only thing I'd change would be add some pan fried mushrooms and it would be perfect! My partner also reckons more sugar :)
harrietgriffin 10 months ago
twisted1331 1 year ago
According to my family, BEST spaghetti ever!
rhondadolan 1 year ago
Even before it's cooked, it taste good. I think this could be the best spaghetti sauce I have ever made.
marilynmartin 1 year ago
Loved it! I added mushrooms, celery, and a dash of cinnamon. Thank you for sharing; )
Bvanhoogten 2 years ago
I will probably substitute crushed tomato for diced next time, but the sauce turned out very well.
harrisonkraft 2 years ago
My whole family LOVED this. Even my 7 year old who hates 'chunky' anything loved it and she was a hardcore 'spaghetti, no sauce' kind of a gal so that's saying a lot. I wasn't sure about the brown sugar and the hot sauce but it all totally works! Thanks for a great recipe!!!
BroodyMama 2 years ago
Awesome sauce! I made it using only the listed ingredients to get a feel for THIS recipe and it was great! Next time, I'll try adding some crushed red pepper or green bell peppers to see how tweaks will work. Nice job!
StaceyBob 3 years ago
Gooood stuff.. I added 4 cloves of crushed garlic, some red pepper and a cup of cheap merlot, which really kicked it up with flavor.
Billyroy7 3 years ago
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