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slow cooker spaghetti bolognese


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Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 240 minutes

Total: 250 minutes

Servings: 8


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Step 1

Heat the olive oil in a large skillet or pan over medium-high heat. Sauté onion until softened. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant (about 30 seconds).

Step 2

Brown beef, breaking it apart with a wooden spoon, until just beginning to brown (about 2-3 minutes). Transfer to a 6-quart slow cooker bowl.

Step 3

Return the skillet to the stove; pour in the wine while scraping any bits of the fried meat from the pan. Bring to a gentle simmer and transfer to the slow cooker bowl.

Step 4

To the slow cooker bowl, add in the crushed tomatoes, beef stock, tomato paste, carrot, stock powder (or crushed bouillon cubes), salt, oregano, basil, sugar and pepper. Cover and cook on low for 6-7 hours, or high for 3-4 hours. Add in the chopped parsley before serving.

Step 5

In the last 15 minutes of cooking time, boil pasta in salted water following packet instructions.

Step 6

Drain, reserving 1/2 cup pasta water. Pour the reserved water back into the pasta along with 2 cups cooked bolognese sauce. Stir until the sauce is thick enough to coat the pasta.

Step 7

Serve with parmesan cheese and (extra) chopped parsley, if desired.