Weeknight Meat Sauce

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READY IN: 11hrs 30mins
SERVES: 12
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Heat oil in a large skillet over med-high heat until shimmering.
  • Add in onions, garlic, tomato paste, oregano, and red pepper flakes; cook until onions are softened and lightly browned, 8-10 minutes.
  • Stir in wine, scraping up any browned bits and simmer until thickened, about 5 minutes; transfer to slow cooker.
  • Stir in crushed tomatoes, diced tomatoes, and tomato sauce into slow cooker.
  • Mash bread and milk into a paste in a large bowl using a fork.
  • Mix in ground beef, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper using hands.
  • Stir beef 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 beef with spoon.
  • Before serving, stir in basil and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Serve over hot cooked pasta.
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