Slow Cooker Spaghetti Sauce

Slow Cooker Spaghetti Sauce combines beef and Italian sausage, vegetables and seasonings to  make a classic meat sauce for spaghetti.
Slow Cooker Spaghetti Sauce

Slow Cooker Spaghetti Sauce

By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

Slow Cooker Spaghetti Sauce is my recipe of the day with the  blogging group  Multicooker  Monday. We post our favorite recipes using small  appliances  such as slow  cookers and instant pots on the third Monday of the month.

And  this month I am sharing my spaghetti sauce  with meat recipe which is made in the  slow cooker.  The long cooking time ensures the meat  is  very tender. Plus the combination  of ingredients is much better than just a ground  beef only  sauce.

Slow Cooker Spaghetti Sauce

I have been making spaghetti for  years  and  years and this is pretty much how I do it every time. It’s not that difficult to get a good tasting  sauce together. Making your own sauce can save you a lot of money  over jarred  sauce. As well, if you grow your own  tomatoes, you can use the ones you  have made into  marinara.

Multicooker Monday October 2020:

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Slow Cooker Spaghetti Sauce

Slow Cooker Spaghetti Sauce

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Slow Cooker Spaghetti Sauce

Slow Cooker Spaghetti Sauce

Sue Lau
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 6


  • slow cooker


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound bulk Italian sausage
  • 1 large onion (chopped)
  • 1 red bell pepper (chopped)
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 teaspoons chopped garlic
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seed
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 15.5 ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 29 ounce can tomato puree
  • 29 ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • 6 ounces tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar


  • Brown beef and sausage in oil with bell pepper, onion, garlic, salt and pepper; drain fat.
  • Add meat to slow cooker with remaining ingredients and stir.
  • Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or for 4 hours on high.
  • Serve with cooked pasta.


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This post has been  updated from 10.19.20 to reflect  fresh photography.

6 responses

  1. I really liked the combo of the sausage and the hamburger. It was really good with spaghetti noodles.

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