2 pounds bulk Italian sausage or ground beef
3 medium onions, chopped (2 1/4 cups)
2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms (6 ounces)
6 garlic cloves, finely chopped
2 cans (14 1/2 ounces each) diced tomatoes, undrained
1 can (29 ounces) tomato sauce
1 can (12 ounces) tomato paste
2 tablespoons dried basil leaves
1 tablespoon dried oregano leaves
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
Total time: 9 hr 15 min
1.Cook sausage, onions, mushrooms and garlic in 12-inch skillet over medium heat about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until sausage is no longer pink; drain.
2.Spoon sausage mixture into 5-quart slow cooker. Stir in remaining ingredients.
3.Cover and cook on low heat setting 8 to 9 hours or until vegetables are tender.