Slow Cooker Spaghetti Sauce

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 small onions, chopped

  • 1/4 pound bulk Italian sausage

  • 1 pound ground beef or sirloin or turkey

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 (29 ounce) can tomato sauce

  • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can Italian-style diced tomatoes

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can Italian-style stewed tomatoes

  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme leaves

  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil

  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder

  • 1 tablespoon white sugar or 2 tablespoons carrot juice

Directions

  1. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir onions and Italian sausage until the sausage is browned, about 10 minutes. Transfer the sausage and onions to a slow cooker. In the same skillet, cook and stir the ground beef and  1 teaspoon of garlic powder, breaking the meat up as it cooks, until the meat is browned, about 10 minutes. Transfer the ground beef into the slow cooker.
  2. Stir in the tomato sauce, tomato paste, diced tomatoes, stewed tomatoes, thyme, basil, oregano, and 2 teaspoons of garlic powder.
  3. Set the cooker on Low, and cook the sauce for 8 hours. About 15 minutes before serving, stir in the sugar or carrot juice.
  4. Serve hot with some garlic bread

**If you are a household of 2 like me, you can keep the left overs and seal with your foodsaver and store in the freezer for up to 3 months. 🙂

Maple Salmon

Miso Maple-Glazed Salmon

Original recipe makes 4 servings
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt

  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 pound salmon

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, mix the maple syrup, soy sauce, garlic, garlic salt, and pepper.
  2. Place salmon in a shallow glass baking dish, and coat with the maple syrup mixture.
  3. Cover the dish, and marinate salmon in the refrigerator 30 minutes, turning once.
  4. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  5. Place the baking dish in the preheated oven, and bake salmon uncovered 20 minutes, or until easily flaked with a fork.