Pasta and Meat Sauce

Pasta and Meat Sauce
Makes 4
Prep 15 m
Cook 12 m
Slow Cook 5 hours on HIGH or 6 hours on LOW, plus 30 minutes



  1. 1 of 3 Put carrot, celery, onion and garlic in a food processor and pulse until finely chopped; place in the slow cooker bowl. Add diced tomatoes, broth, tomato paste and sugar to slow cooker. Add 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning, 1/2 teaspoon salt and the red pepper flakes. Stir in beef and cook on HIGH for 5 hours or LOW for 6 hours.
  2. 2 of 3 Using a slotted spoon, remove beef chunks from slow cooker and set aside. When cool enough to handle, shred beef and stir back into slow cooker. Add remaining 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Cook another 30 minutes.
  3. 3 of 3 Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions, about 12 minutes; serve with meat sauce. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, if desired.
Nutrition Information for Pasta and Meat Sauce
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Per Serving: 3 g sat. fat, 11 g Fat, total, 84 mg chol., 38 g pro., 55 g carb., 476 kcal cal., 878 mg sodium, 5 g fiber