I think I’ve probably mentioned my slow cooker bolognese recipe about a million times on here but I don’t think I’ve ever actually blogged the full on version for you! I’m sat here now with the amazing smell of it wafting through the house so I thought today was as good as any day to share my famous (in my own head) slow cooker bolognese recipe with you all!
Slow cooker bolognese
- 2 garlic cloves, crushed or very finely chopped
- 1 onion, diced finely
- 500g minced beef
- 200ml red wine (or the same amount of chicken or beef stock)
- 2 tins of chopped tomato
- 4 tbsp tomato puree
- 3 beef stock cubes
- 1 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
- 2 tbsp mixed herbs
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- 1 green pepper, chopped (optional)
- 1-2 handfuls lentils (again, optional but great to bulk it out)
As with all slow cooker recipes, this slow cooker bolognese just requires you to add everything to the slow cooker and give it a gentle stir. Cook on low for 6-7 hours and voila, you have the most amazing bolognese sauce that you will ever try!
We usually serve ours with spaghetti and garlic bread with the leftovers (we often make double to freeze some) being used for lasagne and as pizza or jacket potato toppings. It really is so versatile that you can use it for lots of things.
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