Last time I made this – and took the picture above – I used my homemade tomato sauce and fresh parsley on top and it was SO much better!
I have yet to ever purchase broccoli rabe… maybe I don’t know what I am looking for at the store!? I make this with broccoli florets and it has good flavor.
My friend Beth, who welcomed me to MOPS in Virginia and then passed on the torch of helping lead the following year, gave me this recipe. It’s one of my favorites for crockpot cooking on Sundays, so lunch is ready when we get home.
I always use all ground beef in place of the ground pork… pork always seems so fatty and gross. 🙂 Otherwise, this is a yummy way to get a ton of veggies added into a dish that resembles the usual spaghetti and meat sauce.