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Slow Cooker Bolognese
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Slow Cooker Bolognese

No need to stand over the stove while stirring all day long! Impress your family or dinner guests with this delicious Slow Cooker Bolognese that's so easy to make while still being so full of rich flavors.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 15 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 482kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 pound ground sirloin
  • 48 oz whole peeled tomatoes (2 large cans)
  • 14 oz crushed tomatoes (1 can)
  • 2 carrots, peeled
  • 2 celery stalks
  • ½ yellow onion
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • ½ cup wine
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
  • Pinch nutmeg
  • ½ cup heavy cream (for later)
  • Fresh basil (for serving)
  • Grated Parmesan (for serving)
  • 16 oz pasta (for serving)

Instructions

  • Brown ground beef and pork over medium-high heat until fully cooked and transfer to slow cooker
  • Blend or smash whole peeled tomatoes and add to meat along with crushed tomatoes
  • Finely chop carrots, celery, onion and garlic
  • Stir in wine, seasoning and a pinch of nutmeg
  • Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 3-4
  • Stir in cream and let continue to heat through for about 15 minutes while you cook pasta according to package directions
  • Serve sauce over pasta with fresh slivered basil and grated cheese or as desired

Notes

  • Use a multi-cooker to make this recipe from start to finish and only have one pot to clean up! (except for the pasta)
  • I used a submersion blender to make quick work of blending up the whole tomatoes
  • The cream is a key step as it cuts the acidity. You could also use whole milk if preferred. I used a thin linguine pasta but any of your favorite pasta shapes would work well.

Nutrition

Calories: 482kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 99mg | Sodium: 403mg | Potassium: 935mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 3115IU | Vitamin C: 22.9mg | Calcium: 116mg | Iron: 4.9mg