1 lb ground beef
1 lb Italian sausage, sliced
2 cans (28 oz each) crushed tomatoes
3/4 of 1 of the tomato cans of water
2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
2 tbsp minced parsley
2 tbsp dried oregano
1 tsp dried basil
2 cans (12-oz each) tomato paste
2 cans (12-oz each) tomato puree
Brown meats in a large skillet and drain well; transfer to a 4-quart slow cooker or crockpot. Add the crushed tomatoes, water, garlic powder, pepper, parsley, and oregano.
Cover cooker and cook on high for 30 minutes.
Add the tomato paste and tomato puree to the cooker; replace lid and cook on low for 6 hours.