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Food Comics: Slow Cooker Bolognese

Tom O.
Posted by Tom O. on Oct 3, 2019
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We are pleased to introduce Food Comics from The Chopping Block where our resident Cartoonist Tom O'Brien illustrates his cooking adventures. Here, he shows you how to make a Bolognese sauce in your slow cooker. 

Hey there, food fans! As colder weather approaches and schedules become more hectic, slow cooker meals start to take off in popularity. A few years ago I did a recipe quick Bolognese, but today I'm going to show you the recipe for my updated Slow cooker Bolognese This recipe is a great thing to come home to after a long day at work. It can be done with a combination of stovetop and slow cooker, or if you have one of today's most popular kitchen tools, you can make the entire thing in your multi-cooker. For this recipe you'll need: 1lb ground beef 1lb ground pork 1 large onion, chopped 1 large carrot, chopped 3 stalks of celery, chopped 4 cloves of garlic, minced 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 3 tbsp tomato paste 1 28 oz can of crushed tomatoes 1 tbsp thyme 1 tbsp oregano 1 bay leaf fresh ground black pepper, to taste 1 cup of milk 1/4 cup of red wine Using a pan over medium-high heat or a multi-cooker set to the brown setting, add in the olive oil, onion, carrot, and celery. Cook until onions are translucent, roughly 6 minutes. Next, add the ground beef, ground pork and tomato paste. Continue cooking until the meat has browned, which should take about 6 to 8 minutes. Stir regularly, breaking up the ground meat. Drain off the excess the fat. Transfer into the slow cooker or switch the multi-cooker to the slow cooker mode. Add in the crushed tomatoes, milk, red wine and seasoning. Stir well. Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours. Serve over pasta with freshly grated parmesan cheese. My favorite pasta for this recipe is wide egg noodles. Don't forget to remove the bay leaf before serving. Happy eating!

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Topics: bolognese, tomato sauce, sauce, pasta, food comics, pasta boot camp, pasta workshop

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