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
Print
Slow Cooker Bolognese Sauce
Total:
7 hr 20 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
7 hr 5 min
Yield:
8 to 10 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
7 hr 20 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
7 hr 5 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.

Trending Videos 7 Videos

Get the Recipe

Gabriele's Limoncello 01:28

Gabriele shares his family recipe for a delicious summertime libation.

Similar Topics:

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Tartar Sauce

Recipe courtesy of Neptune's Net

Red Chile Sauce

Recipe courtesy of Richard Bickle

Quick Tomato Sauce

Recipe courtesy of Dave Lieberman

My Mother's Tomato Sauce

Recipe courtesy of Michael Chiarello

Green Onion Tartar Sauce

Recipe courtesy of Emeril Lagasse

Guajillo Chile Lime Sauce

Recipe courtesy of Jon Bonnell

Sauteed Skirt Steak in Spicy Tomato Sauce

Recipe courtesy of Gourmet Magazine

Southwest Beef Tenderloin with Creamy Horseradish Sauce and Grilled Tomatoes

Recipe courtesy of Tyler Florence

Osso Buco

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

So Much Pretty Food Here