Slow Cooker Meat and Tomato Pasta Sauce

Author: Canadian Living

This hearty sauce is a great basic for your repertoire. Be sure to crumble the beef and stir well to distribute it evenly. Serve on short pasta, such as fusilli or shells.

  • Portion size 6 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living New Slow Cooker Classics

Ingredients

  • 2 onions diced
  • 1 carrots diced
  • 1 rib celery diced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper flakes
  • 2 cans diced tomatoes drained
  • 1 can tomato paste
  • 1 lb lean ground beef crumbled

Method

In slow cooker, combine onions, carrot, celery, garlic, bay leaf, oregano, basil, salt, pepper, hot pepper flakes, tomatoes and tomato paste. Stir in beef.

Cover and cook on low until vegetables are tender, 6 to 8 hours. Discard bay leaf.

Nutritional facts Per 1/2 cup: about

  • Sodium 207 mg
  • Protein 9 g
  • Calories 118.0
  • Total fat 5 g
  • Potassium 480 mg
  • Cholesterol 23 mg
  • Saturated fat 2 g
  • Total carbohydrate 9 g

%RDI

  • Iron 16.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 6.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 4.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 14.0
  • Vitamin C 27.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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