Meat Lover’s Spaghetti Sauce

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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 8 hrs
Temp Low

Meat Lover’s Spaghetti Sauce – A delicious recipe for the slow cooker


  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 Cups small onions, chopped
  • 1/4 Pound bulk Italian sausage
  • 1 Pound ground beef
  • 1 Teaspoon dried Italian herb seasoning
  • 1 Teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 29 oz Can tomato sauce
  • 6 oz Can tomato paste
  • 14.5 oz Can Italian-style diced tomatoes
  • 14.5 oz Can Italian-style stewed tomatoes
  • 1/4 Teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 1/4 Teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 Teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 Teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 Tablespoon white sugar


  1. Step One

    Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir onions and Italian sausage until the sausage is browned, about 10 minutes.

  2. Step Two

    Transfer the sausage and onions to a slow cooker.

  3. Step Three

    In the same skillet, cook and stir the ground beef, Italian seasoning, 1 teaspoon of garlic powder, and marjoram, breaking the meat up as it cooks, until the meat is browned, about 10 minutes.

  4. Step Four

    Transfer the ground beef into the slow cooker.

  5. Step Five

    Stir in the tomato sauce, tomato paste, diced tomatoes, stewed tomatoes, thyme, basil, oregano, and 2 teaspoons of garlic powder.

  6. Step Six

    Set the cooker on Low, and cook the sauce for 8 hours.

  7. Step Seven

    About 15 minutes before serving, stir in the sugar.

  8. Step Eight

    Serve over spaghetti.

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  1. Dorothy

    This is the first spaghetti sauce that my 8 year old son liked. He ate everything with out complaining! Thank you!!!

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