This recipe couldn’t be any easier since your slow cooker pretty much does all the work. There’s no need to even brown the beef. Just add all of the ingredients to your slow cooker then set it and forget it. Our sauce is a great base that’s enhanced by beef, wine and milk for a rich, savory, slightly creamy sauce. Served over pasta with grated cheese it’s the ultimate comfort food.
cost per recipe: $17.12
The price is determined by the national average.
pounds 85% lean ground beef
large onion, diced (about 1 cup)
cloves garlic, minced or 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
cup dry red wine (optional)
jar (45 ounces) or two jars (24-ounces each) Prego® Traditional Italian Sauce
ounces uncooked spaghetti (cook according to package directions during last 30 minutes of slow cooker time)
Place the beef (yes, it goes in uncooked!) into a 6-quart slow cooker. Break up the beef with a fork and season with salt and pepper.
Stir in the onion, garlic, milk, wine, if desired, and sauce.
Cover and cook on LOW for 7 to 8 hours. Spoon off any fat. Stir the beef mixture, breaking up any large pieces of beef. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve with the hot cooked spaghetti and grated Parmesan cheese, if desired.