I made a LOT of this for the Boy Scout Spaghetti Supper. It heats well in the crock pot. I’ve included the large recipe amounts at the bottom.
Meaty Spaghetti Sauce
5 cups (46 oz jar) Ragu or other prepared spagetti sauce
2 cups (16 oz can) diced tomatoes
2 cups (16 oz can) crushed tomatoes
8 cloves crushed garlic
1 lb ground beef
Brown beef with garlic. Add sauces. Season with basil to taste if needed. Heat in a crock pot 4-6 hours on low, 2-3 hours on high or in a skillet for 30 minutes to an hour.
For 140 cups:
14 (46 oz jars) Ragu
3 – #10 cans diced tomatoes
2 – #10 cans crushed tomatoes
108 cloves of garlic
14 lb ground beef
For a large group, try pre-cooking the pasta until amost al dente, cool with cold water in colander, drain and put in ziplock bags. This will keep well for a day. On the day of serving, heat water to boiling, add pre-cooked pasta until warm again, about 1-2 minutes. Drain and serve.