My Girlies love any and all pasta dishes and this meat sauce is a favorite.
I adapted this recipe from my Grandma’s spaghetti and meatballs recipe. Why? Because my Grandma was the b-e-s-t cook. Because sometimes I don’t have the time to (read with an Italian accent) maka da meatballs. Because it’s super duper easy and tasty, too.
I throw everything into the slow cooker and leave it alone. It’s perfect for those times when I’m running around like a crazy momma all day and I know I don’t have the
time energy desire to cook a complicated dinner.
- 1 lb. ground beef, browned and grease drained
- 2 28oz. cans of diced tomatoes
- 2 15oz. cans of tomato sauce
- 1 6oz. can of tomato paste
- 12oz of water
- 1 1/2 tsp. dried basil
- 1 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
- 1 tsp. dried thyme
- 2 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. pepper
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
This is so easy and delicious, you’re going to skip around the block. I promise. Be sure to shout woohoo while you’re skipping. It’s more fun that way.
Throw all the ingredients into the slower cooker.
Stir to mix it up. Cook on low for 8-10 hours. That’s it.
Can you stand it?
I know. It’s unbelievable.
When you’re ready to eat dinner, cook some of your favorite pasta and top it with the meat sauce and a little parmesan cheese. D-E-L-I-S-H!!
Add a little garden salad, some garlic bread and some wine for you and milk for the kids and you have a yummy dinner that seems like you slaved in the kitchen all day.
And you didn’t. Shhhh…. I won’t tell.