Crockpot Spaghetti Sauce

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by Charity
24 servings
4 hr 30 min

This is hands down my favorite meal to make and to freeze. It is easy and delicious and you basically just throw everything in the crockpot for a few hours and you are done! How awesome is that?! I don’t think it could get any better, but it does! This batch will make SO MUCH spaghetti sauce!

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Once I am done cooking it and it has cooled completely, I just throw it into some freezer bags and stick them in my freezer. I usually put enough sauce in there for at least 2-3 meals worth. That way when I thaw it out, I know we will also have enough for leftovers too! It really is one of the most perfect homemade freezer meals!

I got this recipe from  The Pioneer Woman Cookbook and this cookbook is one of my favorites! She has a lot of other meals in there that are freezer friendly

Look at that yummy sauce!

I actually used ground turkey instead of ground beef this time to see how it would taste and it turned out just fine! So you could use whatever meat you prefer for this recipe.

After eating the initial meal, I always freeze the rest since it makes so much sauce! I just wait until it is completely cool and then pour the sauce into freezer bags. I date them and then throw them into the freezer for a quick and easy meal later on. I always have spaghetti noodles in the pantry so I can easily unthaw the sauce one day for a quick weeknight meal!

Recipe details
  • 24  servings
  • Prep time: 30 Minutes Cook time: 4 Hours Total time: 4 hr 30 min
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Ingredients

  • 4 1/2 pounds ground beef (or ground turkey)
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 8 cups canned crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup tomato paste
  • 24 oz jar of good quality marinara sauce
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup white wine or chicken broth
  • Cooked spaghetti noodles for serving
  • 5 garlic cloves, chopped
Instructions

In a large skillet brown the ground beef, onion and garlic.
Cook until beef is done and then drain the grease.
In a crock pot, combine all the ingredients together and stir.
Cook on high for 4 hours, or low for 8 hours.
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