Slow Cooker Bolognese

The slow cooker takes the work and mess out of simmering an Italian-inspired Bolognese meat sauce that's perfect for ladling over a plate of hot pasta.

Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat, and cook and stir the carrots, onion, and garlic until tender, about 10 minutes. Place the ground beef into the skillet and cook and...


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup finely chopped baby carrots
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

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