Week 10: Marinara Meat Sauce

Meat Sauce

My Mama makes a mean meat sauce which she always puts over angel hair pasta and it’s the most delicious meal. If you ask my brother we ate it too much as children but I disagree. She would make a huge batch of it and freeze some to eat later when we had just started to forget about it. 

I was craving ravioli this week and decided to switch it up a little with a meat sauce instead of my usual marinara. This recipe passed the boyfriend test although I do think it could have a little more punch in the seasoning. I’d play around with it a little and add some of your favorite italian seasonings to get the perfect flavor but this is still delicious! 


  • 1 pound of ground beef (as lean as possible so there’s not much grease)
  • Two 28 oz cans of crushed tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon of dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon of oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • Salt to taste


  1. Place ground beef in the crockpot
  2. Add other ingredients on top
  3. Cook on low for 8 hours (stirring occasionally to break up meat)
  4. Serve over pasta

 Previous Posts:

Spaghetti Squash and Meatballs //  Granola // Stuffed Shells  // Superbowl Chili // Chex Mix // Chocolate Fondue // Chicken Tortellini // Pasta Fagioli // Chicken and Dumplings //



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  • http://kyleandjensmith.blogspot.com/ Jen

    I am always looking for a good marinara meat sauce! I’m definitely bookmarking this post.

  • http://ohhey-ilikethat.com Lauren

    Girl, you are rocking this crockpot recipes!

  • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

    I am currently making this in the crockpot!! Hope it turns out because I 100% ruined our crockpot dinner from yesterday. whoops!