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Mama Mia Spaghetti Sauce


Makes 5 servings


1 tablespoon olive oil
1 package (8 ounces) sliced mushrooms
1/2 cup finely chopped carrots
1 clove garlic, minced
1 shallot, minced
1 pound 90% lean ground beef
2 cups canned or fresh crushed tomatoes
1/2 cup dry red wine or beef broth
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
4 cups cooked spaghetti
Grated Parmesan cheese (optional)


  1. Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add mushrooms, carrots, garlic and shallot to skillet. Cook and stir 5 minutes. Place vegetables in slow cooker.
  2. Add ground beef to skillet; brown, stirring to break up meat. Drain fat. Place beef into slow cooker.
  3. Add tomatoes, wine, tomato paste, salt, oregano, basil and pepper. Cover; cook on HIGH 3 to 4 hours. Serve sauce with cooked spaghetti. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, if desired.

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