• 1 C onion, finely chopped 

• 1/2 C carrot, peeled and chopped 

• 1/3 C celery, diced 

• 1 pound lean ground sirloin, 90% lean

• 1 link Italian spicy or sweet chicken sausage, removed from the casing 

• 2 tsp olive oil

• 1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes

• 2 bay leaves

• Parmesan rind, optional

• 3/4 tsp Kosher salt

Brown the beef and sausage in a skillet, season Kosher salt. Transfer to the slow cooker. Add olive oil to the skillet. Add onions, celery and carrots and sauté on medium-low for about 3 to 4 minutes, until soft. Transfer to the slow cooker, add the crushed tomatoes, bay leaves, and Parmesan rind if using, cover and cook low 4 to 6 hours. Discard bay leaves and rind and serve over cooked pasta.


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