Slow Cooker Meaty Spaghetti Sauce 

 Originally Written: January 12, 2011

By  Hanna Trafford

It is really easy to put all ingredients together into your slow cooker, turn the heat on, go after your daily business and have a delicious dinner ready without a whole lot of effort. I love this sauce – it is rich in flavour and tastes delicious. Try it as soon as you can – you will love it!


  • 28 oz. can of tomatoes, with juice, mashed                                         
  • 5-1/2 oz. can of tomato paste                                                                                    
  • 1 cup of finely chopped onion                                                                   
  • ½ teaspoon of garlic powder                                                                                      
  • 2 teaspoons of prepared mustard                                                                           
  • ½ teaspoon of dried whole oregano                                                                       
  • 1 teaspoon of parsley flakes                                                                                      
  • 2 teaspoon of granulated sugar                                                                
  • 1 bay leaf                                                                                            
  • ½ teaspoon of liquid gravy browner                                                                       
  • 1 teaspoon of beef bouillon powder                                                                      
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon of salt                                                                                                   
  • ¼ teaspoon of pepper                                                                                                  
  • 1 lb. of lean ground beef                                                                             
  • 10 oz. can of sliced mushrooms, drained              


  1. Combine first 13 ingredients in large bowl.
  2. Stir well.
  3. Add ground beef and mushrooms.
  4. Mix.
  5. Turn into 3 ½ quart (3.5 L) slow cooker.
  6. Cover.
  7. Cook on Low for 7 to 9 hours or on High for 3 ½ to 4 ½ hours.
  8. Discard bay leaf.
  9. Makes 6 cups (1.5 L).

Hope you have enjoyed this recipe, please send me your comments, suggestions and experiences – your input is welcomed and very much appreciated!

Hanna Trafford

Hanna is the mother of two grown sons Dan and Dusan Nedelko, and is also the Grandmother to Jax, Cohen and Mila. She is the lead editor of Mama Knows and is hoping to create an exchange of communications with other grandmothers, mothers and daughters - giving everyone the opportunity to learn and share about everything that is "Mama"

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