Meat Sauce for SpaghettiPut the ingredients for this thick hearty meat sauce in your slow cooker before leaving for work and all you will need to do when you arrive home is cook some spaghetti, toast some garlic bread and dinner is served!

1 pound lean ground beef
1 pound bulk Italian sausage
1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes, undrained
1 medium green bell pepper, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
1 cup finely chopped carrots
1 cup water
1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Hot cooked spaghetti

1. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the beef and sausage until no longer pink; drain. Transfer to a 5-quart slow cooker.

2. Stir in the remaining ingredients except the spaghetti; cover and cook on Low for 8 to 10 hours. Serve over hot cooked spaghetti. Makes 8 servings.


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