Big-Batch Bolognese Sauce

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READY IN: 11hrs 45mins
YIELD: 14 cups
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Melt butter in 12-inch skillet over med-high heat.
  • Add onion, carrot, celery, tomato paste, garlic, and thyme and cook until vegetables are softened and lightly browned, 8-10 minutes.
  • Stir in wine, scraping up any browned bits; transfer to slow cooker.
  • Stir tomatoes in slow cooker.
  • Mash bread and heavy cream into paste in large bowl using fork.
  • Mix in meatloaf mix, ½ tsp salt, and ½ tsp pepper using hands.
  • Stir meatloaf mixture into slow cooker, breaking up any large pieces.
  • Cover and cook until beef is tender, 9-11 hours on LOW or 5-7 hours on HIGH.
  • Let sauce settle for 5 minutes, then remove fat from surface using large spoon.
  • Break up any remaining large pieces of meat with spoon.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Makes enough sauce for 3 lb. pasta.
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