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Spaghetti Sauce from the Slow Cooker

Rated as 4.67 out of 5 Stars

"If you want to try something different with your spaghetti."
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6 h 15 m servings 262
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir beef in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes; drain and discard grease.
  2. Stir beef, diced tomatoes, onion, tomato paste, sugar, Parmesan cheese, garlic, salt, oregano, anise seed, and bay leaf together in a slow cooker.
  3. Cook on Low for 6 to 8 hours.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 262 calories; 14.1 11.4 21.5 72 797 Full nutrition

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This recipe has AWESOME flavor. I loved the anise. (I added a bit of plain tomato sauce just because I didn't want it so thick, but that was just a personal preference.) SO GOOD! Thank you for s...

We really enjoyed this recipe. It has a different flavour as described but it is traditional enough to please a family of Italians. I'm not a fan of anise flavour but it works here. The shining ...

This is delicious, and just so easy. Even easier if you use a jar of spaghetti sauce and extras if you want. Making it in the slow cooker makes it turn out rather like a ragu, and you don’t have...

This is not as spicy as I would prefer but very much to my husbands taste. Hearty and filling. Would make it again for sure.

This is a very flavorful recipe. Easy to make, I had everything on hand, in fact I doubled the recipe so I would have some to freeze. I choose to make this meatless. Which is a nice option. Thi...