Plugging Along- Quick Crock-Pot Spaghetti SauceBy
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From the Menu Mailer
I recommend you use Bionaturae tomato products in glass jars where you can, as they are BPA-free. Their canned tomato products do contain BPA in the lining of the can. If you can find tomatoes in glass jars from another company, that is good, too. This summer, I will be doing tutorials and videos on the website to show you how to can them yourself, so you can avoid the BPA issue altogether.
2 Tbs tallow, coconut oil, butter or ghee
1 onion, diced
½ – 1 pound ground beef
2-4 ounces beef liver, grated, optional
1 clove garlic, pressed
2 (14½-ounce) cans diced tomatoes
1 cup tomato sauce or strained tomatoes
2 (6-ounce) cans tomato paste
1 cup beef stock
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp basil
1 tsp salt
¼ tsp pepper
In a skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Add the ground beef and liver and cook, breaking up the meat, until it is no longer pink. Place in the crock-pot and stir in the remaining ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours.
If you’d like to stretch this recipe you can add shredded carrots, zucchini, mushrooms and other vegetables in when you sauté the onions.
This sauce freezes wonderfully.