Slow-Cooked Smoky Spaghetti Sauce

Slow-Cooked Smoky Spaghetti Sauce

Chipotle chiles add a wonderful smoky and spicy flavor to this slow-cooked spaghetti sauce.

25 min. prep time
8 servings
000 Ratings


1 pound lean ground beef
1 pound mild or hot Italian sausage
1 medium (1/2 cup) onion, chopped
2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh garlic
1 (28-ounce) can peeled Italian plum tomatoes
1 (29-ounce) can tomato puree
1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, chopped
1 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons dried Italian seasoning
1 teaspoon salt
Hot cooked rigatoni or spaghetti
Chopped fresh basil, if desired
Shredded Parmesan cheese, if desired


Combine beef, sausage, onion and garlic in 12-inch skillet. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, 8-10 minutes or until meat is browned. Drain off fat.

Place meat mixture and all remaining ingredients except rigatoni, basil and cheese in slow cooker; stir. Cover; cook on Low heat setting 6-8 hours.

Serve sauce over rigatoni. Sprinkle with basil and cheese, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 250

Fat: 12g

Cholesterol: 50mg

Sodium: 890mg

Carbohydrates: 16g

Dietary Fiber: 3g

Protein: 19g

Recipe #13119©2004Land O'Lakes, Inc.

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