Easy Crockpot Spaghetti Sauce

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 pounds of ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons of onion flakes
  • 1 tsp of garlic seasoning (like powder or seasoning if you only have garlic salt then you will need to decrease or omit the kosher salt)
  • 1 tsp of kosher salt
  • 1 tsp of freshly grounded black pepper
  • 1 large can of crushed tomatoes
  • 1 large can of regular spaghetti sauce (I use ragu....costco baby)
  • 1/4 cup of ketchup ( I use this to add some sweetness as well as the vinegar in the ketchup add a nice acidity and brightness to the sauce)
  • 1 tbsp of dried oregano
  • 1 tbsp of dried parsley flakes
  • 1 tbsp of dried basil
  • 3-4 bay leaves (if you have any not crucial but nice touch to the sauce)
  • 1 tsp of crushed red pepper flakes

Directions:

Pre heat  your crock pot to high and add the ground beef, onion flakes, garlic seasoning, kosher salt, and pepper.  Add a bit of water to the crock pot: small splash like 1/4 cup.  After a 1/2 hour your meat should be nearly cooked. This may very from crock pot to crock pot. Once the meat is brown use a fork and break up the ground beef till crumbly.

Now add  the rest of the ingredients, stir well, and turn your crock pot down to low.  Allow to simmer for 5-6 hours.

Serve over pasta and enjoy :)

 

[recipe title="Crockpot Spaghetti Sauce" servings="10" time="5-6 hours" difficulty="easy"]

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 pounds of ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons of onion flakes
  • 1 tsp of garlic seasoning (like powder or seasoning if you only have garlic salt then you will need to decrease or omit the kosher salt)
  • 1 tsp of kosher salt
  • 1 tsp of freshly grounded black pepper
  • 1 large can of crushed tomatoes
  • 1 large can of regular spaghetti sauce (I use ragu....costco baby)
  • 1/4 cup of ketchup ( I use this to add some sweetness as well as the vinegar in the ketchup add a nice acidity and brightness to the sauce)
  • 1 tbsp of dried oregano
  • 1 tbsp of dried parsley flakes
  • 1 tbsp of dried basil
  • 3-4 bay leaves (if you have any not crucial but nice touch to the sauce)
  • 1 tsp of crushed red pepper flakes

Directions:

Pre heat  your crock pot to high and add the ground beef, onion flakes, garlic seasoning, kosher salt, and pepper.  Add a bit of water to the crock pot: small splash like 1/4 cup.  After a 1/2 hour your meat should be nearly cooked. This may very from crock pot to crock pot. Once the meat is brown use a fork and break up the ground beef till crumbly.

Now add  the rest of the ingredients, stir well, and turn your crock pot down to low.  Allow to simmer for 5-6 hours.

Serve and enjoy!

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