Crock Pot Beer Bolognese

READY IN: 8hrs 30mins
Recipe by mfigler80

Rich and yummy slow-cooker recipe! Serve over the pasta of your choice.

Top Review by Cook4_6

I made this on a busy weekend day, and while it doesn't compare to my family's recipe for spaghetti sauce, it was a nice substitute for the crock pot. The only change I might make in the future is to use Italian sausage instead of ground pork. I also used a whole can of tomato paste, and added some sweet basil.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium heat. Remove and drain on paper towels.
  2. Add, onion, carrot, and celery to the same skillet; cook and stir until beginning to brown, about 5 minutes. Add garlic; cook and stir 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer vegetables to Crock Pot. Add 1 tsp oil to skillet. Add mushrooms; cook and stir until beginning to brown. Add to Crock Pot.
  3. Heat remaining 2 tsp oil in skillet. Brown beef and pork over medium-high heat, stirring to break up meat. Drain fat. Transfer meat to slow cooker. Stir in bacon, tomato puree, beer, broth, tomato paste, salt, black pepper, and red pepper flakes. Cover; cook in a Crock Pot LOW 8 to 10 hours.

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