Sunday, September 12, 2010

Fabulous Spaghetti Sauce

This is a truly wonderful spaghetti sauce and makes lots, so you can freeze some if you want. It will also feed a crowd, at least 12 people. Combine with a nice salad and some bread, and you have a marvelous winter "comfort food" meal!! Oh for a snowy night in the mountains!!

  1. 2 1/2 pounds ground beef

  2. 1 pound mild Italian sausage

  3. 4 medium onions, finely chopped

  4. 8 garlic cloves, minced

  5. 4 cans (14 1/2 oz. each) diced tomatoes, undrained(I chop mine in my Cuisinart food processor, as my family doesn't like chunks of tomatoes)

  6. 4 cans (6 ounces each) tomato paste

  7. 1/2 cup water

  8. 1/4 cup sugar

  9. 1/4 cup Worchestershire Sauce

  10. 1 Tablespoon Canola Oil

  11. 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley

  12. 2 Tablespoons minced fresh basil or 2 teaspoons dry

  13. 1 Tablespoon minced fresh oregano or 1 teaspoon dry

  14. 4 Bay leaves

  15. 1 teaspoon rubbed sage

  16. 1/2 teaspoon salt

  17. 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram

  18. 1/2 teaspoon pepper

  19. Hot cooked spaghetti

In a Dutch oven, cook the beef, sausage, onions, and garlic over medium heat until the meat is no longer pink, Drain. Transfer to a 5 quart slow cooker. Stir in the tomatoes, tomato paste, water, sugar, Worchestershire sauce, oil and seasonings. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or until bubbly. Discard Bay leaves. Serve with spaghetti.

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