Slow Cooker Beef Bolognese Sauce

Recipe type: Main Cuisine: Italian
Prep time: 15 mins Cook time: 8 hours Total time: 8 hours 15 mins
Serves: 8-10


3 strips of bacon/50g bacon or pancetta, cut
1 large onion, diced
2 medium carrots, diced
2 celery stalks, diced
3 garlic cloves, minced
3 X 14oz/400g cans of chopped tomatoes
2 cups/500 ml water
2 tsp dried basil
2 tsp dried oregano
2 tsp salt
1lbs extra-lean ground beef


In a frying pan cook cubed pancetta or bacon until crispy. Remove to a plate.
In the same frying pan brown ground beef over medium heat with salt and pepper until cooked all the way through.
To the slow cooker add diced onion, carrot, celery,minced garlic, bacon, canned tomatoes, water, basil and oregano, 1 tsp salt and cooked ground beef. Stir to combine.
Cook on low for 8 hours. At the end of cooking time taste and add more salt if necessary.
Serve with pasta and parmesan cheese.
*Note: This sauce will get thicker the next day.