Slow Cooker Bolognese

Slow Cooker Bolognese

With young kids and a hubby who works all hours of the day, my slow cooker is my lifesaver. I can chuck in the ingredients, forget about it all day, and have a lovely home cooked meal for my family by dinner time.

The most time-consuming part of the recipe is browning the mince - which takes all of 5 minutes. You can't beat that for ease.


| Serves: 6 | Prep Time: 5 Minutes | Cook Time: 8 hours on Low or 5 on High setting |


  • 1 Large Onion, chopped
  • 3 Garlic Cloves, chopped
  • 2 Carrots, peeled and grated
  • 1kg Minced Beef
  • 1 Tin of Chopped Tomatoes
  • 2 TBSP Tomato Puree
  • 3 TSP Dried Oregano
  • 100ml Milk
  • 200ml Wine (red or white)
  • 350ml Beef Stock, hot
  • Salt, Pepper and a pinch of sugar to season
  • Basil and Parmesan to serve


  • Step 1: Brown the mince in batches and place in the slow cooker.
  • Step 2: Place all the other ingredients in the slow cooker and cook on high for 5 hours or low for 8 hours.
  • Step 3: Stir through some torn basil and scatter over grated Parmesan before serving.

| Author: Beth Sachs | Date: 26th January 2010 |


  1. Nothing better than the smell of dinner simmering away when you come home from work. This looks a delicious recipe.

  2. Oh I never thought of making bolognese in a slow cooker! What a great idea! I will have to try that.

  3. Looks delish! I too love my slow cooker :)

  4. I'm home all day with no kids & I still find my slow cooker a lifesaver! I don't know how you keep up with everything!

  5. Look absolutely delicious and nice!! gloria

  6. I love meals that practically cook themselves.

  7. I need to use my slow cooker more often!

  8. Thank you for this recipe, I was getting bored with the same old recipe's x

  9. Thank you for this recipe, I was getting bored with the same old recipe's x


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