I started with this recipe. I doubled, of course. I made as written except:
-used half hot Italian sausage and half ground turkey for the meat
-used V8 instead of plain tomato juice for the liquid
-omitted the garlic powder, used fresh garlic
-used whole wheat spaghetti (and a whole 12 oz., not just 8. That just doesn't seem like enough!)
The spaghetti I broke up and put in a bag; Jeff's only job is, after cooking on Low for 8 hours, to stir, add spaghetti, stir again, and cook for 1 hour on High.
Garlic bread to go with. They love that garlic bread.