Slow cook best Bolognese

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 360 mins
Slow cook best Bolognese
This is an authentic Italian dish crammed with vegetables in a thick meaty sauce which can be frozen for later use.

1 tbsp olive oil

2-3 streaky bacon slices, roughly chopped

1 carrot, finely chopped

1 celery stalk, finely chopped

1 onion, finely chopped

3 cloves garlic, finely chopped

475g beef mince

4 tbsp low fat milk

400g tinned chopped tomatoes

4 tbsp passata

2 tbsp fresh thyme

2 tbsp fresh rosemary

Handful basil, roughly torn or chopped

2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce

Salt and pepper

Pasta of choice to serve

In a frying pan, add the oil and the chopped bacon and cook until the bacon is slightly crispy.

Add in the vegetables, onion and cook until soft then add the garlic and cook for about 5 minutes stirring.

Tip into the slow cooker.

Cook the mince until browned then tip into the slow cooker, pour in the milk, tomatoes with their juices the passata then stir well to combine.

Add the herbs, Worcestershire sauce and a bit of salt and pepper to taste.

Cook on low for 6 hours.

Taste and season if necessary.

Serve with pasta and come grated cheese if desired.


Preparation Time
10 minutes

Cooking Time
360 minutes

Main ingredients
Beef, Pork, Vegetables, Oil, Stock/Broth

Recipe Type
Dinner, Dressings & Sauces, Family Dinners, Slow cooking


Level of Difficulty


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