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.

Related - Slow Cooker Chilli Con Carne


Slow Cooker
Yield: 4Pin it

Slow Cooker Bolognese

A bolognese sauce made in the slow cooker
prep time: 10 minscook time: 5 hourtotal time: 5 hours and 10 mins


  • 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.

Don’t forget to follow Jam & Clotted Cream on Pinterest (it’s a great visual guide of my recipes), then pin my recipes to try.


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

  2. 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!

  3. Look absolutely delicious and nice!! gloria

  4. I love meals that practically cook themselves.

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

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

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