a Courtney favorite! from Betty Crocker.
2 pounds bulk Italian sausage or ground beef
3 medium onions, chopped
2 cups sliced mushrooms (I leave these out)
6 cloves garlic, pressed
2 (14 1/2 oz) cans diced tomatoes, undrained
1 (29 oz) can tomato sauce (I add a little more tomato sauce, 1 – 2 of the small cans in addition to the large one)
1 (12 oz) can tomato paste
2 tablespoons dried basil leaves
1 tablespoon dried oregano leaves
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
Cook meat, onion, mushrooms and garlic until meat is no longer pink. Pour meat in crock pot and stir in remaining ingredients. Cook on low for 8 – 9 hours.