1 lb. Ground Beef
1 lb. Mild Breakfast Sausage (Kentucky’s Finest preferred)
1 Tbsp. Fennel Seed
1/2 lb. Egg Noodles
2 Tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 8oz. Cans No Salt Added Tomato Sauce
2 Tbsp. Basil & Oregano No-Salt-Added Italian Seasoning
2 Jars Savory Apple & Honey No-Salt-Added Salsa (MILD)
1 lb. Mozzarella Cheese (shredded)
6 oz. Parmesan Cheese (shredded)
Brown Sausage and Ground Beef together, adding Fennel Seed in skillet, and drain thoroughly.
Cook noodle by package directions and drain.
Whisk together Tomato Sauce, Olive Oil and Basil & Oregano Seasoning. Place 1/2 C. of cooked meat in bottom of 5 quart crock pot, then add a layer of 1/2 of noodles, add 1/2 of remaining meat, then 1 jar of Salsa, 1/2 of Tomato Sauce Mixture. Next make a layer of Pepperoni, cover with 1/2 of Mozzarella Cheese and 1/2 of Parmesan Cheese. Then repeat with one more layer of each, as above.
Cover and cook on low for 3 1/2—4 hours. Serve with garlic bread and a salad.
Simply delicious! Recipe for 5 qt crock pot, if using 4 quart then reduce meat, noodles and cheese slightly. Serves 12-15. Enjoy!