This Crockpot Bolognese Sauce is a rich, meaty sauce full of veggies that is slow simmered for hours. Great for cool fall weekends and game day parties. I love to make bolognese, there is nothing like a pot of red sauce simmering on the stove for hours, bubbling away. On the other hand that means you are hanging around that same stove for hours. This sauce is a great way to get all the flavor you want without the hovering. [bctt tweet=”Crockpot Bolognese Sauce #slowcooked #easy #fallmeals #thymeforcocktails”] Be prepared to spend a little time cooking before everything goes in the crockpot, but trust me, 20 minutes of your life is worth it! For this recipe I worked in layers, adding each component to the crockpot as I went. In a traditional bolognese, milk or cream is added to the meat, then slowly cooked out to create a deep, rich flavor. I added it to the tomato paste and seasonings at the end of the process instead, cooking it all down together to make a heavenly sauce. What is your favorite fall recipe? Tell us in the comments if you have adapted any family favorite recipes for the crockpot! Enjoy~ Loriann
Crockpot Bolognese Sauce
- 3 pounds ground beef
- 1 extra large onion diced
- 2 large carrots diced
- 4 ribs celery diced
- 2 tablespoons dried Italian seasoning
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 2 teaspoons crushed garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flake
- 1 6-ounce can can tomato paste
- 2 28-ounce cans tomato sauce
- 2 28-ounce cans diced tomatoes
- 1 cup whole milk
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Sautee onions add to crockpot
- Sautee celery and carrots add to crockpot
- Brown ground beef in batches add to crockpot
- Drain excess fat from skillet. Add Italian seasoning and garlic powder, cook 1 minute.
- Mix in tomato paste, cook 1-2 minutes.
- Slowly stir in milk, cook 1 minute.
- Add mixture to crockpot.
- Cook on low 4-6 hours