Oxmoor House
6 servings (serving size: about 3/4 cup)

Spoon this savory Italian meat sauce over any pasta of your choice. We love the long, ribbon-style pappardelle.

How to Make It

Step 1

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, celery, carrot, and garlic to pan; sauté 4 minutes. Add beef, pork, and veal to vegetable mixture. Cook 5 minutes or until browned; stir to crumble. Drain meat mixture; place in a 6-quart electric slow cooker. Stir in tomatoes and remaining ingredients. Cover and cook on LOW for 8 hours. Remove and discard bay leaf.

Step 2

Freezer Tip: The beauty of bolognese? It freezes well. Make it ahead to have on hand for busy weeknights.

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Ratings & Reviews

Heidigirl's Review

November 10, 2012
I read the other reviews so decided to experiment a bit. Used my grocery store's meatloaf mix (1 lb ground round/1/2 lb ground pork sausage) so no veal. Then added pancetta which I browned along with the other meats. Then I split the batch for seasoning: 1.) 1/3rd as the recipe is given with sugar, cinnamon, oregano & thyme (everything in the correct proportions); 2.) 1/3rd with no sugar, no cinnamon but oregano & thyme per recipe; 3.) 1/3rd with no sugar, no cinnamon and substituted 1/2 T basil and a pinch of freshly grated nutmeg for the oregano & thyme. I didn't care for the 1/3 with the sugar & cinnamon, but loved both thirds without; probably preferrring the basil version, if I had to pick just one.

kkg1175's Review

October 21, 2012
Needs some work. Maybe not add the cinnamon at all or add less? Not writing this off yet just need to tweak a little.

JackieDi's Review

October 14, 2012

sletkeman's Review

January 25, 2013
Based on other reviews, I omitted the sugar and replaced the cinnamon with nutmeg. Otherwise I followed recipe exactly. It was a big hit...tasted nice and rich, just the way I wanted it.

CrystalMarth's Review

November 08, 2012
This sauce was so sweet, no one in my family was able to eat it. Don't think this recipe is for us. Won't be trying it again.