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Rating: 4.64 stars
59 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 44
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0

A thick, rich meat sauce excellent with rigatoni, rotelle or any other thick pasta.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
6 hrs 15 mins
total:
6 hrs 35 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir the sweet and hot Italian sausage until browned, about 10 minutes. Break the meat up into crumbles as it cooks. Stir in the onion, celery, and garlic; cook and stir until the onion is translucent, about 8 more minutes. Pour the mixture into a slow cooker. Pour red wine into the skillet, and stir to dissolve the brown flavor bits from the bottom of the skillet. Pour the wine into the slow cooker. Add the diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, and salt to taste. Mix well.

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  • Cover the slow cooker, set to Low, and cook for 5 hours. Pour in the cream, stir, cover, and cook for 1 more hour. Adjust salt again if necessary, and serve.

Nutrition Facts

370 calories; protein 14.8g; carbohydrates 11.8g; fat 28.3g; cholesterol 74.9mg; sodium 1241.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (38)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/07/2010
Great recipe. I sauted 1 green pepper (instead of the celery) and 1 bag fresh white mushrooms. Aslo added some red pepper flakes for a little extra kick. Served over spaghetti. Very good! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
10/18/2011
No comment negative or positive from the peanut factory! Read More
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59 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 44
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/07/2010
Great recipe. I sauted 1 green pepper (instead of the celery) and 1 bag fresh white mushrooms. Aslo added some red pepper flakes for a little extra kick. Served over spaghetti. Very good! Read More
(39)
Rating: 5 stars
05/24/2011
I added a little more minced garlic and a cup or so of chopped baby bella mushrooms and a teaspoon each of basil and oregano. FAH-REAKING AMAZING. One of the best things I've eaten in a long time. I wonder if I could use a cheap cut of meat (like a combo of sausage and stew meat?) and have it come out tender and awesome even though I cheaped out. I bet I could. NOTE: I apparently did not read the recipe all the way through and I made this on the stovetop. I browned my meat then the vegetables combined them and added the rest of the ingredients excluding the cream. I cooked this covered and vented for about an hour and a half then added the cream. Even though I did not follow the recipe exact (I was far too distracted and busy for that today to be honest) this still turned out spectacularly. Even my kids slurped it up! I'm SO making this again. And again.;) Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
02/07/2011
This was so yummy and i made it for a friend who apologized in advanced for her 5 year old son who doesn't eat anything. He ended up having seconds and she was so surprised!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/09/2011
I'm interested in what "No comment negative or positive from the peanut factory! " indicates along with a 2-star rating. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/07/2011
Wonderful flavor but very runny - will thicken it with cornstarch next time Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
03/31/2011
My first attempt with the slow cooker and it was so delicious and easy! I did half the sausage and added more veggies like carrots and mushrooms and served it over spaghetti. So yummy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/24/2011
Wonderful! Very tasty! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/23/2011
This recipe is very good. I made it on the stove since I did not have enough time to cook it all day in a crock pot. It was still very tasty and my kids really like it too. I did add garlic salt. I might add a few red pepper flakes next time. We really liked this one. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
05/17/2011
If I had three thumbs, this one would get a three thumbs up. Best pasta sauce I've ever had - EVER!!! Definitely not low-cal, but, hey, live it up. Second time I made it, I added a 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes to give it a bit more oomph. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
10/18/2011
No comment negative or positive from the peanut factory! Read More
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