Meaty Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce
Even the leftovers of this sauce are phenomenal! The recipe is large (with 12 servings) so you might just have leftovers after all.
1 pound bulk Italian sausage
1/2 pound ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped
1 medium green pepper, chopped
2 celery ribs, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
3 cans (14-1/2 oz each) diced tomatoes
1 can (6 oz) Italian tomato paste
1 jar (7-1/2 oz) marinated quartered artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
1 cup sun-dried tomatoes (not packed in oil), chopped
3 tbsp minced fresh parsley
1/2 tsp dried rosemary, crushed
1 bay leaf
1 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp salt
In a large skillet, cook the sausage, beef, onion, green pepper, celery and garlic over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Transfer to a 4-quart slow cooker.
Stir in remaining ingredients. Cover; cook on low for 8-10 hours. Discard bay leaf. Serve over the pasta of your choice!