Meat-Lover's Slow Cooker Spaghetti Sauce


This crockpot spaghetti sauce creates a great, chunky, and very meaty spaghetti sauce. The longer it cooks in your slow cooker, the better it tastes! Boil up some pasta, and dinner tastes like you spent all day at the stove!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
8 hrs 20 mins
Total Time:
8 hrs 40 mins


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • ¼ pound bulk Italian sausage

  • 2 small onions, chopped

  • 1 pound ground beef

  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian herb seasoning

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • ½ teaspoon dried marjoram

  • 1 (29 ounce) can tomato sauce

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can Italian-style diced tomatoes

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can Italian-style stewed tomatoes

  • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste

  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder

  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano

  • ¼ teaspoon dried thyme leaves

  • ¼ teaspoon dried basil

  • 1 tablespoon white sugar


  1. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add Italian sausage and onion; cook and stir until sausage is browned, about 10 minutes. Transfer sausage and onions to a slow cooker.

  2. Add ground beef to the same skillet over medium heat; season with Italian seasoning, 1 teaspoon of garlic powder, and marjoram. Cook and stir until beef is browned and crumbly, about 10 minutes. Transfer ground beef into the slow cooker.

  3. Stir in tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, stewed tomatoes, tomato paste, 2 teaspoons garlic powder, oregano, thyme, and basil. Cover and cook on Low for 8 hours. Stir in sugar 15 minutes before serving.


This sauce is not super sweet, and you may find that you want to add more sugar!

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

264 Calories
15g Fat
19g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 264
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 5g 24%
Cholesterol 45mg 15%
Sodium 1025mg 45%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 15g
Vitamin C 21mg 106%
Calcium 73mg 6%
Iron 5mg 25%
Potassium 811mg 17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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