Crockpot recipes
Traditional Bolognese Sauce
1 pound lean ground beef
1/2 pound Italian sausage -- no casing
1 onion -- chopped
1 garlic clove -- crushed
1 small carrot -- chopped
2 celery stalks -- chopped
1 can peeled diced tomatoes - (28 oz)
2 cans tomato paste - (6 oz ea)
1 teaspoon sugar
1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly-ground black pepper
1/2 cup dry red wine
Hot cooked pasta
Parmesan cheese -- (optional)

Turn slow cooker on HIGH. Add ground beef and sausage. Cook and stir until meat is broken up into small pieces. Turn pot on LOW. Add remaining ingredients, except pasta and cheese. Cover and cook on LOW 8 to 9 hours. Spoon over your favorite pasta. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese, if desired.

This recipe yields about 8 cups.

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