Meaty Italian Spaghetti Sauce

Meaty Italian Spaghetti Sauce


2  lb bulk Italian pork sausage or ground beef 
2  large onions, chopped (2 cups) 
2  cups sliced fresh mushrooms (6 oz) 
3  cloves garlic, finely chopped 
1  can (28 oz) Muir Glen® organic diced tomatoes, undrained 
2  cans (15 oz each) tomato sauce 
1  can (6 oz) tomato paste 
1  tablespoon dried basil leaves 
1  teaspoon dried oregano leaves 
1  tablespoon sugar 
1/2  teaspoon salt 
1/2  teaspoon pepper 
1/2  teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes


1.Spray 5-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In 12-inch skillet, cook sausage, onions, mushrooms and garlic over medium heat about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until sausage is no longer pink; drain.

2.Spoon sausage mixture into cooker. Stir in remaining ingredients.

3.Cover; cook on Low heat setting 8 to 9 hours.