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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 241.1
  • Total Fat: 11.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 39.1 mg
  • Sodium: 635.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 18.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.4 g
  • Protein: 14.4 g

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All - Day Crockpot Meat Sauce

Submitted by: JO_JO_BA

Introduction

This truly is an "all-day" meat sauce, but it's almost work-free! The long, slow cooking makes even the leanest, toughest meat meltingly tender. If you prep the ingredients the night before and refrigerate, all you have to do is pop it into the crockpot in the morning and off you go! This truly is an "all-day" meat sauce, but it's almost work-free! The long, slow cooking makes even the leanest, toughest meat meltingly tender. If you prep the ingredients the night before and refrigerate, all you have to do is pop it into the crockpot in the morning and off you go!
Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    1 tbsp olive oil
    1 lb extra lean ground beef
    1 large onion, finely chopped
    2 stalks celery, minced
    red bell pepper, minced
    cup red wine
    cup water
    28 oz crushed tomatoes
    2 cups diced tomatoes (drained if canned)
    1 (6-oz) can tomato paste
    1 (4-oz) jar squash or carrot baby food (trust me on this one)
    2 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
    1 bay leaf
    tsp fennel seed
    1 tsp oregano
    tsp thyme
    tsp dried basil
    1 tsp dried parsley

Directions

Heat olive oil over medium heat and add beef.
Cook the meat until browned, then transfer to a slow cooker.
Return the pan to the heat and add onion, celery and pepper.
Cook, stirring, 10 minutes, then stir in the red wine to deglaze the pan.
Transfer the mixture to the slow cooker and add water, crushed tomatoes, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, baby food, garlic, bay leaf, fennel seed, oregano, thyme, basil and parsley.
Set the cooker on LOW, cover and cook 8 hours.
Season with salt and pepper to taste before serving.
This can be prepared and stored in the fridge for up to 3 days, or frozen up to 6 months.

Serving Size: enough for 1 lb of pasta, 8 servings

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user JO_JO_BA.






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