воскресенье, 6 ноября 2016 г.

That my friends is the definition of Italian comfort food!

That my friends is the definition of Italian comfort food!


That my friends is the definition of Italian comfort food!


I made this sauce and instead of serving over pasta, I stuffed it into pasta shells, sprinkled a bunch of cheese, broiled for 15min and oh so yummy!!


Oh wow that sounds so amazing!!! Thank you for sharing!


Can I prepare at night, put it in the fridge and turn it on in the morning before going to work?


Hi Raquel, yes that would work fine


I made this last week and loved it. I usually don’t like any type of tomato sauce because it always ends up too acidic for me but this recipe was delicious. Its definitely a huge portion of sauce so I ended up putting most of it in the fridge and used it for a pasta party a week later and it was as delicious as ever. Thank you.


That is awesome!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review


This is definitely a keeper recipe. I accidentally bought one can of diced tomatoes and other crushed and i actually like the texture. I ended up cooking it 2 hrs on high and 5 on low and it turned out great!


Ksusha, thank you for the nice review


Hi Hana, I haven’t tried with fresh tomatoes. I think it might work but you may need a little longer cooking time uncovered to release some of the extra juice.


This Bolognese sauce looks amazing! I also love how easy it is! It’s been super rainy here lately so this would be the ultimate comfort right now!


Is it necessary to use the slow cooker liner bag?


Hi Anna, it can be done without the bag. The bag just makes it easier to clean up


With all due respect, I wouldn’t use any plastic in cooking.


Being careful not to asurb any chemicals in my cooking. Reply


Made this today in my slow cooker. I love how it tenderized the beef and it’s not as acidic tasting as a marinara. Thanks for the delice recipe!


I’m so happy to hear that!


Absolutely deeeelicious! Pasta is my favorite meal by far. Love Italy as well, so you know what I mean Check Barilla Restaurant´s website, they have tons of Italian fresh recipes and very easy to prepare! http://www.barillarestaurants.com/  Reply


Thanks for the tip!


Just found your site and this was the first recipe I tried. I LOVED it! I never simmered meat in wine before, and it certainly made an awesome flavor as opposed to simmering it in just the sauce. Will definitely be checking out the rest of your site. Thanks!


Leanne, welcome to the site and thank you for the nice review on the recipe


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Bolognese is a classic Italian Ragu sauce. A good bolognese sauce is cooked slowly, puttering away on the stove for hours as the deep meaty flavors develop but it’s so easy in the slow cooker! This slow cooker bolognese recipe allows you to set it and forget it. Watch everyones eyes light up as their warm pasta bowls are filled with noodles, an irresistible meat sauce, and sprinkled pummeled with cheese. Buy one of these hand-cranked Cheese Grater doodads and it will almost feel like dining out because lets face it, dinner is way more fun pretending you’re at an Italian restaurant (we have kids). This sauce freezes and reheats well so you’ll have leftovers ready for another meal.


Big thank you to our friends at Reynolds® who sponsored this bolognese recipe and made it way too easy to clean my slow cooker, actually I didn’t even have to (more on that below)!


Ingredients for Slow Cooker Bolognese Sauce:


1/4 cup olive oil


1 medium onion, finely diced


2 celery sticks, finely diced


2 medium carrots, grated


2 lb ground beef (we prefer beef with 15% or 20% fat content)


Salt and black pepper


4 garlic cloves, minced


1/2 cup finely chopped parsley, plus more to serve


1 Tbsp granulated sugar


1 cup dry white wine (Pinot Grigio or Chardonnay)


2 (28 oz each) canned crushed tomatoes (or canned whole tomatoes crushed by hand)*


1 cup whole milk


1 bay leaf, optional


Pasta and Parmesan (or your favorite Italian cheese) to serve


What You’ll Need:


Large skillet or dutch oven, slow cooker and Reynolds® Slow Cooker Liner


*I know many chefs esteem Imported Italian whole plum tomatoes, but if you can’t find them in your grocery store (as was the case with me), the best quality you can buy will do!


Hold the phone! Have you tried these Reynolds slow cooker liners? They are so handy. I’m particularly fond of them for slow cooker meat dishes because those are the ones that need the longest cooking times and you otherwise have to soak or scrub your slow cooker for awhile. You’ll see below when I removed the liner; it was clean clean!


How to Make Slow Cooker Bolognese Sauce:


1. In a large deep pan or dutch oven, heat 1/4 cup olive oil. Add onion, celery and carrots and sauté until softened (8-10 mins). Add minced garlic and 1/2 cup parsley and stir 30 seconds or until garlic is fragrant. Transfer to a slow cooker.


2. In the same pan (without washing it), add ground beef, season with 1 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp pepper and sauté until cooked through and no longer red (6-10 mins). For a leaner sauce, you can spoon off and discard excess oil at this point keeping 3 Tbsp oil in the pan. Add 1 cup white wine and sauté on med/high heat until wine has completely evaporated (8-10 mins) Transfer to slow cooker.


3. Add 1 cup milk, 1 bay leaf, 1 Tbsp sugar, and both cans of tomatoes with their juice.


4. Cover and cook on low 8 hours or on high 3-4 hours. If it it seems too liquidy, let it cook with the lid off for the last 30 minutes. See how clean it is after I took out the bag? I just wiped the condensation with a paper towel. Easy peasy!


5. Season with more salt to taste (I added nearly 1 tsp more salt). Serve generous amounts of bolognese sauce over your favorite pasta, topped with cheese and a sprinkling of fresh parsley.


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Slow Cooker Bolognese Sauce (Pasta Meat Sauce)


A good bolognese sauce is cooked slowly, puttering away on the stove for hours as the deep meaty flavors develop but it's so easy in the slow cooker!


Ingredients


For the Bolognese Sauce:


¼ cup olive oil


1 medium onion, finely diced


2 celery sticks, finely diced


2 medium carrots, grated


2 lb ground beef (we prefer beef with 15% or 20% fat content)


Salt and black pepper


4 garlic cloves, minced


½ cup finely chopped parsley, plus more to serve


1 Tbsp granulated sugar


1 cup dry white wine (Pinot Grigio or Chardonnay)


2 (28 oz each) canned crushed tomatoes (or canned whole tomatoes, crushed)*


1 cup whole milk


1 bay leaf, optional


To Serve:


Pasta and Parmesan (or your favorite Italian cheese) to serve


What You'll Need:


Instructions


In a large deep pan, heat ¼ cup olive oil. Add onion, celery and carrots and sauté until softened (8-10 mins). Add garlic and ½ cup parsley and stir 30 seconds or until garlic is fragrant. Transfer to slow cooker.


In the same pan (without washing it), add ground beef, season with 1 tsp salt, ¼ tsp pepper and sauté until cooked through and no longer red (6-10 mins). For leaner sauce, you can spoon off and discard excess oil at this point keeping 3 Tbsp oil in the pan. Add 1 cup white wine and sauté on med/high heat until wine has completely evaporated (8-10 mins). Transfer meat to slow cooker.


Add 1 cup milk, 1 bay leaf, 1 Tbsp sugar, and both cans of tomatoes with juice.


Cover and cook on low 8 hours or on high 3-4 hours. If it it seems too liquidy, let it cook with the lid off for the last 30 minutes.


Season with more salt to taste (I added nearly 1 tsp more salt). Serve generous amounts of bolognese sauce over your favorite pasta, topped with cheese and garnished with fresh parsley.


*I know many chefs esteem Imported Italian whole plum tomatoes, but if you can't find them in your grocery store (as was the case with me), the best quality you can buy will do!


That my friends is the definition of Italian comfort food!


Original article and pictures take http://natashaskitchen.com/2016/09/23/slow-cooker-bolognese-sauce-recipe/ site

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