Slow-Cooked Bolognese Sauce

  • Analiz123 Posted: 12/19/10
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    This turned out painfully bland,despite my expectations based on the aromas that filled the house all day. I even added a clove of smashed garlic to the butter and let it stew for 8 hours until discarding when I served. When paired with Parpadelle and garnished with fresh parsley and shaved Parmesan, it was still surprisingly flavorless. Next time I plan to use 1 lb lean beef, 1 lb ground veal, 3 cloves smashed garlic, a little olive oil and some seasoning; then I will season the meat and add that mixture to the vegetables. This is a great base recipe but you really have to tweak it to your liking.

  • Lisa53109 Posted: 05/18/10
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    My entire family loved this dish. I put it on in the morning and by the time I got home in the evening I just had to boil some pasta and make a quick salad and some bread and feed my family a gourmet dinner easily.

  • mspeter Posted: 10/25/10
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    Great go to meal when time is limited..I added one quarter cup of leftover red wine to recipe...everyone loved it..

  • kellyjazzercise Posted: 01/26/11
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    Wow! This was really good. The only change I made was to use 1% milk. I didn't prep the ingredients at all, just placed them in the slow cooker and let it cook for hours.

  • LaurieJ Posted: 11/03/11
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    great base recipe but I agree with another reviewer that it needs more spices. I added quite a bit of Italian spices and crushed garlic. I used red wine instead of white. My favorite addition is chopped pepperoni! ....that will certainly give it a zip!

  • bchwalk Posted: 02/26/12
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    I mix veal and sirloin for this and add another carrot, garlic and use an herbed tomatoe and garlic. It is a hit everytime and even better the next day.

  • dwanbuddin Posted: 04/02/14
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    If you will add 1 packet of Lawry's spaghetti seasoning you will now have eliminated the bland! Bon appetit!

  • RZytnik Posted: 09/27/13
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    Seemed a little bland the first time added some garlic the second time and that helped.

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