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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.
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Crockpot Bolognese Sauce

Ingredients

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Nutritional Information

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Directions

  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.

Freezing Directions

These directions help you cook or prepare this meal to be frozen.

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.

Serving Day Directions

These directions help you cook or reheat this meal after it’s been frozen.

  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.

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