Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Spaghetti, one of the basic food groups

Like most children, mine absolutely love spaghetti. (Maybe it's because of how messy it is, and how easily it stains their clothes?) Here is my favorite recipe for spaghetti. It can be made on the stove, but is best in the crockpot. It makes a large portion, and freezes very well. It can also be canned in a pressure canner. I also use leftovers for sandwich wraps, as well as for pizza topping.

1 lb. ground beef
1 lb. bulk Italian sausage
1 medium green pepper, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
8 garlic cloves, minced
3 cans (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes, drained
2 cans (15 oz) tomato sauce
2 cans (6 oz) tomato paste
1/3 c. sugar
2 Tbsp. Italian seasoning
1 Tbsp. dried basil
2 tsp. dried marjoram
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper

In skillet, cook beef; drain. Cook sausage; drain. Place in slow cooker, and add other ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours. Serve over noodles. Yield: 12 servings


Melanie said...

When is supper? : )

Amy said...

I just love crock pots.