spaghetti sauce

Spaghetti Bolognese

1 lb Italian Sausage

1 lb Ground beef

1 large Onion, chopped fine

6 Cloves of Garlic, minced

1 Jar of  Pasta Sauce*

1 14oz. can Diced Tomatoes

2 8z. cans Tomato Sauce

1 Cup Milk

In a large skillet, brown the meat and onions. Drain off fat, Add garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes. Spray your crock pot with vegetable spray. Add the meat mixture, jar of sauce, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce and milk. Set crock pot for 4, 6 or 8 hours. Serve over pasta with fresh grated Parmesan cheese or grated mozzarella. If your lucky enough to have extra then freeze it and defrost on a busy night at another time.

Here is another tip: Can’t get the picky children to eat vegetables? In a food processor chop a carrot, stalk of celery, the onion and garlic then add right to the sauce in the crock pot! Great way to add fiber and vitamins to the meal.

*You may use a can of diced tomatoes in place of jarred sauce and add your herbs: 2 teaspoons parsley, 1 teaspoon dried oregano , one bay leaf. 1 teaspoon dried basil.

*You may also use the cheapest pasta sauce and this will still taste amazing. Hunt’s makes one in the can that is a lot cheaper and this method still works.

1 teaspoon of the dried herb = 1 tablespoon of the fresh


Crock Pot Sloppy Joes

3 pounds ground beef
2 whole onions, chopped fine
1 whole green pepper, chopped fine
2 tablespoons oil
4 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper, each
3 cups ketchup +1 Cup water
2 tablespoons worcestershire sauce

1. Heat oil in a large frying pan set over medium-high heat. Sauté onions and green pepper for 5 minutes.

2. Add beef to the pan. Cook, stirring until browned, about 5 to 10 minutes. Drain off fat.

3.Add beef and remaining ingredients to the crock pot and set for 4 hours.

4. Serve on sandwich buns.

This serves 8-10 so freeze the extra once cooled and reheat on a busy night.

If you like this smoky add Bulls Eye BBQ Sauce in place of Ketchup