By Estee Kafra for Family Table by Mishpacha This recipe takes a few minutes to throw together in the morning. Cook up your favorite pasta at dinnertime and serve. You will need a 5-quart slow cooker to fit all the ingredients, but you can halve it successfully, if you prefer. I make the full recipe and freeze it in batches, for future dinners.
Spicy Meat Sauce for a Crowd
- Cooking and Prep: 7 h
- Serves: 12
Prepare Meat Sauce
Preheat oil in a large frying pan and sauté onions and garlic, with green pepper if desired, until just lightly browned.
Add the diced sausage and ground meat and cook over medium heat until the meat is browned, about 10 minutes. Break up any lumps with a potato masher as it cooks.
Transfer meat mixture to a slow cooker and add all the remaining ingredients. Mix well.
Cook on medium for six to eight hours.
Serve with your favorite pasta, and top with freshly chopped basil or parsley leaves. (Remove bay leaves before serving.)
I like to serve this sauce with fettuccine rice, a great pasta I found in my supermarket that looks like a very narrow version of lasagna noodles.
Photography: Daniel Lailah
Styling: Amit Farber