Slow-Cooker Two Meat Bolognese

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

Minutes

Total Time

8:25

Hrs:Mins

Makes

10

servings

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.
Makes 10 servings

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 460
    • Total Fat 16g
      • (Saturated Fat 5g,),
    • Sodium 990mg;
    • Total Carbohydrate 50g
      • (Dietary Fiber 4g,
    • Protein 27g;
    Percent Daily Value*:
      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.