Thursday, August 5, 2010

Easy Crockpot Spaghetti Sauce and Apple Salad for Cooking Thursday

This spaghetti sauce recipe is one of my "go to" recipes. I make this when I know I am going to have a busy or stressful day and I know that dinner will be easy and be something that everyone in the house will enjoy.

I am not much of a fruit eater but I really liked this apple salad recipe. It makes a lot and was even good for breakfast the next day.

Easy Crockpot Spaghetti Sauce

1 lb Italian sausage
1 lb ground beef
2 (15 oz) cans diced tomatoes, undrained
1 onion, chopped
1 (8 oz) can tomato sauce
1 (6 oz) can tomato paste
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1Tbsp. sugar
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp basil
Spaghetti cooked and kept warm

In a skillet brown sausage, ground beef, onion and bell pepper. Drain well and place in a crockpot with all remaining ingredients except spaghetti. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or until done. This sauce freezes well.

Apple Salad
6-8 apples, cored and chopped
1 C raisins
Hot water as needed
2 stalks celery, finely sliced
1 C salad dressing like Miracle Whip
2 Tbsp sugar
¼ C milk
Juice from 1 lemon

Combine the lemon juice and water and pour over the apples, set aside. Pour hot water over the raisins to cover and let set for 5 minutes. Drain off water from the raisins. In a mixing bowl combine salad dressing, sugar, and milk. Drain off lemon water from the apples and add apples, raisins and celery to the bowl. Mix well. Let chill at least an hour before serving.

For wonderful recipes join Sandra at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom for Cooking Thursday.


  1. Hi Cassandra's Mom, your spaghetti sauce looks rich and delicious.

  2. The spaghetti sauce looks great!!

  3. That sauce looks so good! I'll be trying it. Thanks!

  4. Thank you!!! Its my hubbys favorite...he likes his sauce thick.

  5. Oh that spaghetti sauce sounds great and the pot roast too. BTW thanks for visiting me on Monday for Happy Homemaker.
    Have a great Friday,

  6. Oh! My! Gosh! I am trying that spaghetti sauce!! I love th crockpot and freezing. I usually make Ragu- so this is a treat!!

  7. Thanks for stopping by! I love that you have so many recipes on your site. I agree with Sherry that the spaghetti sauce and pot roast look great. Have a great week!