This easy to make delicious crockpot dinner recipe is perfect for your busy family nights.
Brown the meat on medium heat in skillet, stirring occasionally. Break up the meat into small pieces while cooking using a spatula or large spoon.
Cut up the pepper and onion. If using carrot, peel and shred the carrot.
Add in the peppers, onion and carrot. Add in the garlic powder and Italian seasoning.
Serve over cooked spaghetti noodles.
Sprinkle with grated parmesan cheese and/or fresh herbs. (optional)
Can be prepared ahead of time: If you don't have time to prepare the sauce that day, it can all be prepped the day before. Just keep the cut up vegetables and cooked beef covered in the refrigerator until you are ready to use it the next day. Then place all ingredients in the crockpot and turn it on.
A time saving tip: Make a meat sauce instead of making meatballs. Brown the meat in your skillet over medium heat. Crumble it into smaller pieces with a spatula and add to your sauce. It saves time by not having to make and cook the meatballs before adding them to the sauce.