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Slow-Cooker Bolognese

slow-cooker bolognese Entree Italian
Slow-Cooker Bolognese
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 8 hr 25 min
  • Servings 10

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.

Updated September 25, 2018

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

Steps

  • 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 Facts

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

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