This Italian recipe was shared with us from our friend Sandy B. back home. She was one of my favorite church leaders growing up and taught us to make this sauce and homemade pasta.
1 T. parsley
1 T. oregano
1 T. basil
1 T. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1 lb. package Jimmy Dean Italian sausage (I usually use Jimmy Dean Hot sausage)
1 medium onion
1 green bell pepper
1 package mushrooms
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 cans (8 oz) tomato sauce
2 cans (6 oz) tomato paste
2 cans (14.5 oz) stewed tomatoes
Mix parsley, oregano, basil, salt and pepper and divide in half. Brown the sausage in a fry pan on medium heat with half of the seasoning sprinkled over top. Remove the sausage from pan.
Finely chop onion, pepper, mushrooms and cloves and coat with the remaining season and sauté in fry pan with sausage drippings.
Combine sausage and veggies with tomato sauce, tomato paste and stewed tomatoes into crockpot.
Cook on low for 5 hours. May add water to desired thickness. The longer it simmers, the better!