2 - 14.5 ounce cans diced tomatoes with juice
1 - 8 ounce can tomato sauce
1 - 6 ounce can tomato paste
1 cup chopped onion
1 green bell pepper chopped (approximately 1 cup - it is fine if you go over that)
1 to 2 tablespoons sugar
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 teaspoons dried basil
2 teaspoons dried oregano
salt and pepper to taste
dash ground red pepper or red pepper flakes (optional)
In a large skillet, cook meat over medium heat until no longer pink.
Add meat crockpot, along with all remaining ingredients. Cover and cook on LOW setting for 8 to 10 hours or HIGH for 4 to 5 hours.
Serves 8 to 10. Sauce can be frozen.