• 1   pound 
    mild or hot Italian sausage
  • 3/4  pound 
    lean ground beef
  • 1   cup 
    chopped onion
  • 2   
    cloves garlic, minced
  • 3   cups 
    Ready-To-Eat Cereal Rice Krispies®
  • 2  14 1/2 ounce cans 
    no-added-salt diced tomatoes
  • 2  8  ounce cans 
    no-added-salt tomato sauce
  • 1  4  ounce can 
    sliced mushrooms, drained
  • 1   tablespoon 
    dried Italian seasoning*
  • 1/2  teaspoon 
    fennel seeds, crushed (optional)**
  • 1/4  teaspoon 
In large skillet cook sausage until brown. Drain off fat. Place sausage in 4-to 5-quart crockery cooker.
In same skillet cook ground beef, onion and garlic until beef is brown and onion is tender. Drain off fat. Add ground beef mixture to sausage in crockery cooker. Stir in Kellogg's Rice Krispies cereal, undrained tomatoes, tomato sauce, mushrooms, Italian seasoning, fennel (if desired) and pepper. Cover and cook on high-heat setting for 4 to 5 hours or on low-heat setting for 8 to 10 hours.
Stir meat mixture. Serve over hot cooked spaghetti.
Make Ahead Directions:

Prepare as above. Spoon 3-cup portions of the spaghetti sauce into freezer containers. Cover. Freeze for up to 3 months. Before serving, place one portion of the spaghetti sauce into a microwave-safe container. Microwave, loosely covered, on 50% power (medium) for 5 minutes. Stir sauce, breaking up any frozen chunks. Microwave, loosely covered, on 100% power (high) for 3 to 5 minutes more or until heated through, stirring every minute. Serve as above.

If desired, substitute 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves, 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves, 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram leaves and 1/4 teaspoon dried sage leaves for the Italian seasoning.

If the Italian sausage used in the recipe contains fennel, omit the fennel seeds.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 350, Fat, total (g) 22, chol. (mg) 60, sat. fat (g) 8, carb. (g) 19, fiber (g) 3, sugar (g) 8, pro. (g) 20, vit. C (mg) 2, sodium (mg) 610, calcium (mg) 20, iron (mg) 2, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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