Slow cooker pasta sauce

Slow cooker pasta sauce


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About this recipe: This slow cooker pasta sauce is like a bolognese - meaty and rich, it's sure to please the whole family. Make extra to freeze some for another day!


Serves: 8 

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 small onions, chopped
  • 110g Italian sausages, casings removed
  • 450g minced beef
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian herbs
  • 1 teaspoon garlic granules
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 800g passata
  • 175g tomato puree
  • 1 (400g) tin chopped tomatoes with basil
  • 1 (400g) tin whole plum tomatoes
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons garlic granules
  • 1 tablespoon caster sugar

Prep:25min  ›  Cook:8hr  ›  Ready in:8hr25min 

  1. Heat olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat; cook and stir onions and Italian sausage until the sausage is browned, about 10 minutes. Transfer the sausage and onions to a slow cooker.
  2. In the same frying pan, cook and stir the minced beef, Italian herbs, 1 teaspoon of garlic granules and marjoram, breaking the meat up as it cooks, until the mince is browned, about 10 minutes. Transfer the mince into the slow cooker.
  3. Stir in the passata, tomato puree, tinned tomatoes, thyme, basil, oregano and 2 teaspoons of garlic granules. Set the slow cooker on Low, and cook the sauce for 8 hours. About 15 minutes before serving, stir in the sugar, if desired. Serve hot.

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