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Spaghetti Sauce 2
1 pound ground beef
4 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 (15 1/2 ounce) can tomato sauce
1 1/2 cups water
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon red pepper (optional)
1 (29 ounce) can tomato puree
1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/4 to 1/2 cup granulated sugar (optional)
2 pounds Italian sausage links, sliced
Brown ground beef in 2 tablespoons hot oil in frying pan.
When almost browned, add onion and continue browning until onion is tender.
Pour meat and onion into a 3 1/2-quart slow cooker.
Add remaining ingredients except sausage.
If you like sweeter sauce, add 1/4 to 1/2 cup sugar to the slow cooker.
Set crock pot to LOW setting.
Brown sausage in remaining 2 tablespoons oil.
When brown, place sausages in sauce in slow cooker.
Continue cooking for 12 hours.
Yield: 10 to 12 servings
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