Slow Cooker Gourmet Bolognese

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recipe by Octopus Publishing www.octopusbooks.co.uk/

  • Time icon
    Total Time
    10hrs 20mins
  • Serves icon
    Serves
    4
  • Calories icon
    Calories
    991

Chicken livers add depth to this rich, slow-cooked bolognese recipe, so don't leave them out.

recipe updated Jul 24, 2019

Ingredients

  • Olive oil icon
    Olive oil
    15ml
  • Ground beef icon
    Ground beef
    454g
  • Onion icon
    Onion
    140g
  • Chicken liver icon
    Chicken liver
    213g
  • Garlic clove icon
    Garlic clove
    12g
  • Pancetta icon
    Pancetta
    57g
  • Button mushroom icon
    Button mushroom
    173g
  • All purpose flour icon
    All purpose flour
    8g
  • Red wine icon
    Red wine
    161ml
  • Beef stock icon
    Beef stock
    161ml
  • Canned chopped tomatoes icon
    Canned chopped tomatoes
    369g
  • Tomato paste icon
    Tomato paste
    33g
  • Bouquet garni icon
    Bouquet garni
    1g
  • Tagliatelle icon
    Tagliatelle
    283g
  • Salt icon
    Salt
    as needed
  • Water icon
    Water
    0ml
  • Parmesan cheese icon
    Parmesan cheese
    as needed
  • Fresh basil icon
    Fresh basil
    as needed

Tools

  • kCook icon Stove
  • kCook icon Skillet pan
  • kCook icon Slow cooker
  • kCook icon Medium cast iron skillet
  • kCook icon Slow cooker bowl
  • kCook icon Saucepan
  • kCook icon Large serving bowl

Step preview

  1. Prep and set aside onion: chopped
  2. Prep and set aside chicken liver: rinsed & chopped
  3. Prep and set aside garlic clove: finely chopped
  4. Prep and set aside pancetta: diced
  5. Prep and set aside button mushroom: sliced
  6. Prep and set aside parmesan cheese: shaved
  7. Get a clean slow cooker bowl
  8. Pre-heat if necessary
  9. Get a clean medium cast iron skillet
  10. Add olive oil
  11. Heat - medium heat
  12. Add ground beef
  13. Add prepared onion
  14. Fry until lightly browned
  15. Add prepared chicken liver
  16. Add prepared garlic clove
  17. Add prepared pancetta
  18. Add prepared button mushroom
  19. Cook until browned - 3 min
  20. Stir all purpose flour
  21. Mix red wine
  22. Mix beef stock
  23. Mix canned chopped tomatoes
  24. Mix tomato paste
  25. Mix bouquet garni
  26. Boil while stirring occasionally
  27. Get slow cooker bowl
  28. Spoon content of medium cast iron skillet into slow cooker bowl and cover
  29. Cook in slow cooker - 10 hr, low heat
  30. Get a clean saucepan
  31. Add tagliatelle
  32. Add salt
  33. Add water
  34. Boil
  35. Cook until tender - 8 min
  36. Drain
  37. Stir
  38. Get a clean large serving bowl
  39. Garnish with fresh basil
  40. Sprinkle with prepared parmesan cheese
  41. Spoon pasta into large serving bowl
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