Classic Slowcooker Meat SauceFeatured

Prepare the pasta sauce the night before and place it in the refrigerator. Start the crockpot before you leave for work and come home  to an almost-ready dinner!  This sauce freezes well too!



Classic Slowcooker Meat Sauce
Preparation time
Cooking time


For 12 Serving(s)


  • 2 lbs. lean ground beef
  • 1 cup(s) chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup(s) diced green pepper
  • 1 - 796ml/28oz. tin diced tomatoes
  • 2 - 445ml/15oz. tins tomato sauce
  • 2 - 156ml/5.5z. tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup(s) beef broth
  • 1/2 cup(s) sliced olives, drained
  • 1/4 cup(s) dried parsley flakes
  • 1 tablespoon(s) dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoon(s) Italian seasoning
  • 2 teaspoon(s) minced garlic
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon(s) salt, if needed
  • 1 teaspoon(s) pepper

Classic Slowcooker Meat Sauce Directions

In a large skilled, cook the ground beef, onion and green peper until meat is no loner pink; drain.

Transfer to a 5-quart slow cooker.  Add tomatoes, and using a hand-held blender, puree the mixture to mash any chunks of meat or tomato.

Add tomato sauce, tomato paste, broth, olives, parsley, oregano, Italian seasoning, garlic, salt and pepper.  

Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours.  

Serve with your favourite pasta.

Makes 3 quarts or 2.8 litres.

  • Say Cheese!

    Whether its white, yellow or orange, creamed, grated or sliced, there's nothing better than cheese! Try these cheesie appetizers!  Read More
  • The Butter Tart

    Butter tarts are an illusive "creature" for some bakers. The recipe seems easy enough; not a lot of ingredients thats Read More
  • Make Perfect Pastry Video

    Pastry! You can make it in about 10 minutes! It's easy with the Tenderflake Lard recipe, found on the packaging. Read More
  • The Traveling Dessert!

    Being asked to take dessert to a party or dinner is exciting. There are so many recipes to choose from! But Read More
  • 1