All - Day Crockpot Meat SauceFrom jo_jo_ba 4 years ago
- 1 tbsp olive oil shopping list
- 1 lb extra lean ground beef shopping list
- 1 large onion, finely chopped shopping list
- 2 stalks celery, minced shopping list
- ½ red bell pepper, minced shopping list
- ½ cup red wine shopping list
- ¼ cup water shopping list
- 28 oz crushed tomatoes shopping list
- 2 cups diced tomatoes (drained if canned) shopping list
- 1 (6-oz) can tomato paste shopping list
- 1 (4-oz) jar squash or carrot baby food (trust me on this one) shopping list
- 2 cloves garlic, minced or pressed shopping list
- 1 bay leaf shopping list
- ½ tsp fennel seed shopping list
- 1 tsp oregano shopping list
- ½ tsp thyme shopping list
- ½ tsp dried basil shopping list
- 1 tsp dried parsley shopping list
How to make it
- 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. Remove bay leaf.
- 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.
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