This is a great way to make a big batch of homemade Bolognese sauce and freeze it to have on hand for months. The slow cooking process really allows the flavors to develop and creates an incredible pairing for pasta.
Recipe courtesy of Kelsey Nixon
Slow Cooker Bolognese Sauce
Total:
7 hr 20 min
Active:
15 min
Yield:
8 to 10 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
7 hr 20 min
Active:
15 min
Yield:
8 to 10 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 large carrot, finely chopped
  • 1 celery stalk, finely chopped
  • 1 yellow onion, finely chopped
  • Kosher salt and cracked black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup dry red wine
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream
  • Two 28-ounce cans crushed tomatoes
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 pound ground sirloin
  • Pasta, for serving

Directions

Heat the oil in a large saute pan over medium-high heat. Add the garlic, carrots, celery and onions. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and cook about 3 minutes. Add the tomato paste, thyme and nutmeg, and continue cooking until the vegetables have softened and started to brown, about 2 minutes. Deglaze with the wine, pulling up any bits from the bottom of the pan. Season with salt and pepper. 

Carefully transfer to the slow cooker. Stir in the cream and tomatoes. Mix the pork and sirloin together in a separate bowl, using your hands, until combined. Stir the meat into the slow cooker, spreading out evenly and avoiding any large clumps. Cover and cook on high for 4 to 6 hours or on low 8 to 10 hours. Skim the accumulated grease from the surface before serving. Serve over pasta with crusty bread for soaking up the sauce.

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