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Slow-Cooker Beef Bolognese

  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 4 hr 35 min
  • Ingredients 9
  • Servings 8
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The slow cooker lends a helping hand in this hearty and classic bolognese sauce. Spoon over your favorite pasta for an easy weeknight dinner, and freeze the leftovers to save for a rainy day. MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

2
lbs lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1
cup chopped onion
3
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/2
cup finely chopped carrot
1/2
cup finely chopped celery
1 1/2
teaspoons salt
1/2
teaspoon ground black pepper
2
cans (28 oz each) Muir Glen™ organic crushed tomatoes with basil, undrained
1/2
cup heavy whipping cream

Steps

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  • 1
    Spray 5-quart slow cooker with cooking spray.
  • 2
    In 12-inch nonstick skillet, cook beef, onion, garlic, carrot, celery, salt and pepper over medium-high heat 6 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently, until beef is thoroughly cooked; drain.
  • 3
    Spoon beef mixture into slow cooker. Stir in tomatoes.
  • 4
    Cover; cook on Low heat setting 4 to 5 hours or to 165°F. Stir in whipping cream. Cover; cook 10 minutes longer.
  • 5
    To Freeze Leftover Bolognese: Pour into resealable 1-gallon plastic freezer bag. Label and freeze up to 3 months. To Thaw and Reheat: Thaw in refrigerator overnight or until completely thawed. Pour Bolognese into 4-quart saucepan or Dutch oven. Cook over medium heat 15 to 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thoroughly heated (165°F).

Expert Tips

Serve or toss with cooked spaghetti.

Top with shredded Parmesan cheese and fresh basil.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
330
Calories from Fat
160
% Daily Value
Total Fat
18g
28%
Saturated Fat
8g
41%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
90mg
30%
Sodium
840mg
35%
Potassium
300mg
9%
Total Carbohydrate
19g
6%
Dietary Fiber
2g
9%
Sugars
11g
Protein
22g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
60%
60%
Vitamin C
2%
2%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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