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Slow Cooker Bolognese

Slow Cooker Bolognese

  • Prep

    20 m
  • Cook

    4 h 30 m
  • Ready In

    4 h 50 m
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A very thick and hearty meat sauce simmered in the slow cooker.

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  • Calories:
  • 245 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 13 g
  • 20%
  • Carbs:
  • 17.9g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 16.3 g
  • 33%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 44 mg
  • 15%
  • Sodium:
  • 547 mg
  • 22%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat, and cook and stir the carrots, onion, and garlic until tender, about 10 minutes. Place the ground beef into the skillet and cook and stir, breaking up the meat as it cooks, until browned. Drain off excess fat from the skillet, and pour in 1 cup milk. Bring to a simmer, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until the milk is absorbed, about 15 minutes.
  2. Place the beef mixture into a slow cooker, and set the cooker to High. Stir in crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, salt, pepper, basil, oregano, and red pepper flakes, and cook for 2 hours. Mix in 1/2 cup milk and Parmesan cheese, stir well, and cook for 2 more hours.
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VD711
328

VD711

8/2/2010

Hi - this is my recipe and I just wanted to note that I have switched from using 1 lb ground beef to 1 lb "meatloaf mix" (a ground beef/pork blend) and it really enhances the flavor of the sauce. Enjoy! :)

gebah
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gebah

8/22/2011

I made this for the recipe group selection of 8/13/11. I made very few changes: Browned the carrots and onions w/o the garlic, added them to the crockpot. Browned the beef/pork combo, drained the oil, added the milk and simmered until the milk was incorporated. (I felt this was an important step as I've never seen it in any other recipe!) I then added the meat and rest of the ingredients (except the cheese) plus a few shakes of garlic powder to the crockpot. Cooked on low for 7 hours, turned the temperature down to Warm and stirred in the cheese. This was definately worth the prep time. Hubby kept eating the sauce like chili (sans pasta) and asked me to put the rest in the freezer so he wouldn't OD on it....lol

Cheoah
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Cheoah

4/13/2011

Wonderful and so easy to make. I have to admit that I took the advice of another reviewer and I browned the hamburger meat, drained off the grease and added it to the slow cooker. Then I added the rest of the ingredients and set the slow cooker on low for 5-6 hours. It was delish!

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