Slow-Cooker Meaty Tomato Sauce With Pork

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READY IN: 53mins
SERVES: 10
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Dry the pork with paper towels, then season with salt and pepper.
  • Heat 2 teaspoons of the oil in a 12-inch skillet over med-high heat until just smoking.
  • Brown half of the pork, about 10 minutes, then add to the slow cooker.
  • Return the skillet to med-high heat and repeat with 2 more teaspoons oil and the remaining pork.
  • Add the remaining 2 teaspoons oil to the empty skillet and heat over medium heat until shimmering.
  • Add the onions and 1/4 tsp salt and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
  • Stir in the garlic and cook for 15 seconds.
  • Stir in the wine and tomato paste, scraping up any browned bits.
  • Simmer until the wine has reduced by half, about 3 minutes, then pour into the slow cooker.
  • Add the crushed tomatoes, diced tomatoes with their juice, the oregano, red pepper flakes, and bay leaves to the slow cooker.
  • Cover and cook on LOW for 7-8 hours or on HIGH for 4-5 hours, until the meat is tender.
  • Let the sauce settle for 5 minutes, then use a wide spoon to skim the fat off the surface.
  • Use a wooden spoon or spatula to break up the pieces of meat.
  • Before tossing the sauce with cooked pasta, discard the bay leaves, stir in the parsley, and season with salt and pepper to taste.
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