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Easy slow-cooker bolognese sauce

Let dinner take care of itself.
Spaghetti bolognese
10H 40M

This rich slow cooker bolognese sauce served with hot spaghetti makes the ultimate family meal. Let dinner cook itself tonight. Prep the ingredients and throw together in the slow cooker to make the easiest, rich and luscious bolognese sauce.

Slow-cooker bolognese recipe swaps

Prosciutto can be replaced with bacon. Fresh tomatoes can be replaced with 800g canned diced tomatoes.




Heat half the oil in a 4.5-litre (18-cup) slow cooker on sauté (MEDIUM) setting; cook prosciutto, stirring, until crisp. Add onion, carrot, celery and garlic; cook, stirring, until vegetables soften. Remove from cooker.


Heat remaining oil in cooker; cook pork and veal, stirring, for 5 minutes or until browned. Add wine; bring to the boil. Return vegetable mixture to cooker; stir in stock, paste and tomato. Cook, covered, on low, for 10 hours.


Stir in chopped basil and oregano; cook, covered, on high, for about 10 minutes. Season to taste.


Serve bolognese topped with parmesan and extra basil leaves

Accompany with spaghetti or your favourite pasta.

Test Kitchen tip

Can you freeze slow-cooker bolognese?

This slow-cooker bolognese recipe is suitable to freeze at the end of step 2.

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