Freezer Meal Recipes / Dinner / Crockpot Bolognese Sauce

Crockpot Bolognese Sauce

Our Crockpot Bolognese Sauce brings together aromatic vegetables, red wine and ground beef to slow cook to perfection. A little parmesan cheese rounds out this tomato based sauce leaving you with a comforting and hearty pasta dish.
8 Servings Meet The Cook Print
Crockpot Bolognese Sauce

Ingredients

Freezer Containers

Supplies

Nutritional Information

  • Not available.

Make It Now Cooking Directions

These directions are for cooking this recipe to serve immediately and NOT to freeze for later.

  1. In a large skillet over medium high heat, heat olive oil.
  2. Serve bolognese sauce over noodles.
  3. Add in onion, carrots, celery and garlic. Cook for 7-8 minutes, until veggies begin to soften.
  4. Pour veggies into slow cooker.
  5. Using red wine, deglaze skillet over low heat. Scrape any bits off the bottom of the pan, then allow wine to reduce for 2-3 minutes.
  6. Once wine has reduced, pour into slow cooker on top of veggies.
  7. Add bacon, beef broth, tomatoes, tomato paste, sea salt, black pepper and ground beef to slow cooker.
  8. Cook in slow cooker on low for 6 hours.
  9. In the last 20 minutes, stir in Parmesan cheese.
  10. Cook noodles according to package directions.

Freeze For Later Cooking Directions

These directions help you cook or prepare this meal PRIOR to being frozen for serving later (see Serving Day Directions when you are ready to prepare it to eat).

Why would I want to freeze this?

  1. In a large skillet over medium high heat, heat olive oil.
  2. Add in onion, carrots, celery and garlic. Cook for 7-8 minutes, until veggies begin to soften.
  3. Divide veggies into indicated number of freezer bags.
  4. Using red wine, deglaze skillet over low heat. Scrape any bits off the bottom of the pan, then allow wine to reduce for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Once wine has reduced, pour into bags on top of veggies.
  6. Add bacon, beef broth, tomatoes, tomato paste, sea salt, black pepper and ground beef to freezer bags.
  7. Label and freeze.

Freeze For Later Serving Day Directions

These directions help you cook or reheat this meal AFTER it's been frozen for when you are ready to eat it.

  1. Cook in slow cooker on low for 6 hours.
  2. In the last 20 minutes, stir in Parmesan cheese.
  3. Cook noodles according to package directions.
  4. Serve bolognese sauce over noodles.

11 Comments

Join the discussion
  1. Is it possible to say what size slow cooker would be appropriate for the recipe if it served, for example 4 people? I’m finding that a lot of the recipes, when I make them for 6 servicings are too small for my 5 qt slow cooker and they cook too fast and not evenly. Anyone else have that issue? THanks.

    1. I always use my 6 quart programmable slow cooker. But cook time can depend on the size and brand of your slow cooker.

  2. This is tagged as a no-cooking meal…but really it’s not. You have to cook the veggies AND either cook the meat (or I guess use pre-cooked) but I think it’s a little misleading to say no cooking

    1. Thank you so much for catching that for us Caroline! I have updated to reflect that it is not an Easy Assembly meal. However, it is a delicious one.. my family loved it!

    1. Definitely Logan! In fact, I made some the other day to have already cooked so I can just pull it out at dinner on crazy nights.

  3. What sort of red wine would you recommend for this? I was thinking a moderately-lower priced Merlot or cab sav…A really great tip I’ve found for cooking with wine is to grab those little four pack single serving bottles so you’re not always left with a bottle open or waiting to open a bottle to use it in a recipe.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Share36
Tweet
Pin206
+11
Share