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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
6 hrs 5 mins
total:
6 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • Stir beef, diced tomatoes, onion, tomato paste, sugar, Parmesan cheese, garlic, salt, oregano, anise seed, and bay leaf together in a slow cooker.

  • Cook on Low for 6 to 8 hours.

Nutrition Facts

262 calories; protein 21.5g; carbohydrates 11.4g; fat 14.1g; cholesterol 71.8mg; sodium 796.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (6)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/02/2017
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 sharing! =) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/23/2019
This sauce is okay; nothing extraordinary about it. I did forget to put the tablespoon of sugar, so that's possibly why! LOL Read More
7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
03/02/2017
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 sharing! =) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/13/2015
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 aspect of this sauce is the consistency. The ratios and type of ingredients produce a thick sauce perfect for clinging to pasta or to use in lasagne or other recipes because it doesn't drip. This is definitely a keeper recipe. Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
11/28/2016
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/14/2016
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. This is a thick sauce. I prefer a little smoother texture so I might add a little red wine to thin it out. Will definitely make this again. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
10/23/2019
This sauce is okay; nothing extraordinary about it. I did forget to put the tablespoon of sugar, so that's possibly why! LOL Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/18/2018
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 to have the oven on for hours. Thanks for the recipe. Read More
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