Slow cooked spaghetti bolognese

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Serves: 6

By CarolineG



  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 2 tbsp tomato puree

  • 2 tbsp caster sugar, or to taste

  • 4 tins chopped tomato

  • 2 celery stick, chopped

  • 550g minced beef

  • 250ml red wine

  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped

  • 1 tsp oregano

  • 6 large mushrooms, chopped

  • 2 carrot, chopped

  • 2 beef stock cubes

  • 1 bag Parmesan, for sprinkling


  1. Put all the veg and garlic into the slow cooker.
  2. Add the mince and crumble the stock cube over the veg.
  3. Add the wine, tomato puree, oregano and tomatoes. Mix well.
  4. Cover and cook for about 6.5 to 7 hours
  5. Season well and add the sugar to taste
  6. Serve with spaghetti, sprinkled with Parmesan to taste, and a fresh green salad on the side.

Handy Hint

Break up the mince when you add it and stir occasionally if you can to stop the meat from clumping together.

Additional Information

  • Egg Free

  • Nut Free

  • Dairy Free

  • Meat

  • Slow cooker

  • Pasta

  • Kids can help

  • Make Ahead

  • Can Freeze

  • beef

  • italian

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  • LeylaCourtney 02/12/13 12:26

    I don't like red wine.....can i leave it out or is it needed? x

  • CarolineG 19/05/09 12:22

    This recipe is absolutely delicious and my children can't get enough of it! Feel free to add as many veg to it as you like (ie courgette, peppers etc).