Slow-Cooker Two Meat Bolognese

Muir Glen® tomato paste provides a simple addition to this Bolognese that’s made using sausage and ground beef. Serve this slow cooked Italian sauce over pasta for dinner.

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 8 hr 25 min
  • Servings 10

Ingredients

1
lb bulk Italian pork sausage
1
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
2
large onions, chopped (2 cups)
2
carrots, finely chopped (1 cup)
3
cloves garlic, finely chopped
2
cans (14.5 oz each) diced tomatoes with basil, garlic and oregano, undrained
1
can (6 oz) Muir Glen™ organic tomato paste
1
tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1
tablespoon packed brown sugar
3/4
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/4
teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
16
oz uncooked spaghetti
3/4
cup shaved Parmesan cheese (3 oz)
1/2
cup chopped fresh basil leaves

  • 1 Spray 5- to 6-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In 12-inch skillet, cook sausage, beef, onions, carrots and garlic over medium-high heat 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until sausage and beef are thoroughly cooked; drain.
  • 2 In slow cooker, stir together meat mixture, tomatoes, tomato paste, vinegar, brown sugar, salt, pepper and pepper flakes.
  • 3 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 8 hours.
  • 4 About 15 minutes before serving, cook and drain spaghetti as directed on package. Serve meat mixture over spaghetti. Sprinkle individual servings with cheese and basil.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
460
,
% Daily Value
Total Fat
16g
16%
(Saturated Fat
5g,
5%
),
Sodium
990mg
990%;
Total Carbohydrate
50g
50%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
),
Protein
27g
27%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Vegetable;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.