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Crockpot Spaghetti Bolognese Sauce

Heidi Davison
This slow cooked Bolognese sauce will be your next family favorite! The meat falls apart in your mouth and the sauce has a velvety, smooth texture. The sauce freezes wonderfully and makes a dinner party super easy but flavorful!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 6 hrs
Total Time 6 hrs 20 mins
Course Entree
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 -5


  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 1 diced onion
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 cup merlot or other red wine
  • 1 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 crushed bouillon cubes
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1.5 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper


  • Heat oil, onion, and garlic in large skillet until translucent, about 5-7 min.Transfer to Crockpot.
  • Brown beef, transfer to crockpot.
  • Reduce heat, add wine and reduce. Let simmer 1-2 minutes.
  • Transfer wine to slow cooker.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients and spices to the slow cooker and stir.
  • Cover and cook on LOW for 6 hours.
  • Serve over spaghetti noodles and top with parmesan cheese.


I often double this recipe so I can freeze a second meal or serve at a dinner party.