Slow-Cooked Smoky Spaghetti Sauce

Slow-Cooked Smoky Spaghetti Sauce
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Chipotle chiles add a wonderful smoky and spicy flavor to this slow-cooked spaghetti sauce.
25 min
Prep Time
5:25
Total Time
8 servings

Ingredients

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

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Serve sauce over rigatoni. Sprinkle with basil and cheese, if desired.

Recipe Tips

- This sauce goes perfect with our Pesto Lasagna Roll-Ups

- Chipotle chiles are dried and smoked jalapeños. They are most commonly purchased in cans packed with adobo sauce.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories
250
Cholesterol
50mg
Carbohydrates
16g
Protein
19g
Fat
12g
Sodium
890mg
Dietary Fiber
3g

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