Slow cooker bolognaise

Take it easy this weekend and indulge in this flavourful slow cooker bolognaise. The recipe makes a double batch that you can freeze or twist to make our spicy Mexican baked tacos (see recipe below).

4 with leftover bolognaise

20m

4h 20m

Ingredients

  • 375g spaghetti

Bolognaise

  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 1 large brown onion, finely chopped
  • 2 celery sticks, finely chopped
  • 1 large zucchini, finely chopped
  • 1kg Coles Australian No Added Hormones Lean Beef Mince
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1/3 cup (95g) tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) red wine or beef stock
  • 700g tomato passata
  • 6 oregano sprigs

Method

STEP 1

To make the bolognaise, heat half the oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat. Add onion, celery and zucchini. Cook for 8-10 mins or until golden and onion softens. Transfer to a slow cooker.

STEP 2

Heat remaining oil in the pan. Add mince and cook, stirring with a wooden spoon to break up lumps, for 6-8 mins or until browned. Add garlic and cook, stirring, for 1 min or until aromatic. Stir in tomato paste. Add the wine or stock and bring to a simmer. Cook for 1 min or until heated through. Transfer mixture to the slow cooker. Stir in the passata and oregano. Season. Cover and cook for 4 hours on high (or 8 hours on low) or until the mince mixture thickens.

STEP 3

Meanwhile, cook pasta in a saucepan of boiling water following packet directions or until al dente. Drain.

STEP 4

Transfer half the bolognaise to an airtight container and set aside to cool completely. Store in the fridge for up to 3 days, or freeze for up to 3 months.

STEP 5

Divide the pasta and remaining bolognaise among serving bowls.

Serve with oregano leaves and finely grated parmesan

Now twist the leftovers: Freeze the leftover bolognaise for another time, or use it to make our Spicy Mexican Baked Tacos.


Spicy Mexican baked tacos

Now twist the leftovers: Freeze the leftover bolognaise for another time, or use it to make our Spicy Mexican Baked Tacos.

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