Let's face it, store bought spaghetti sauce is loaded with sugar. I have read articles that claim that a jar of sauce can contain as many as 17 teaspoons of sugar. I would rather have dessert with sugar, not spaghetti sauce with sugar, so I make my own. It's easy. This recipe takes a few minutes of prep time, or if you have leftover hamburger, you can just add that in.
Chop onions and mince garlic. We like our onions a little on the chunky side, but feel free to cut yours smaller. Brown ground beef and onion in a skillet on medium heat. Add garlic when ground beef looks nearly cooked. Drain.
In a crockpot add 1 can of tomato sauce, one small can tomato paste and one can chopped tomatoes.
Add spices and meat mixture.
1 lb ground beef
1 onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 tsp italian seasoning mix
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1 large can tomato sauce (16 oz)
1 can diced tomatoes (8oz)
1 small can tomato paste
When I received the original recipe, it called for 1 tsp cumin, but we don't care for that much cumin, if you like it, add the tsp,but if your kids don't like the flavor, you can omit it all together.
I used tomato paste with basil and oregano, but you can use plain.
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