I fancied meaty, tomatoey and deep flavour so threw together a bolognese first thing in the morning for the slow cooker. Ten hours later a rich stew awaits me. YUM.
Spaghetti bolognese for the slow cooker:
1 onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, sliced
1 carrot, diced
1 celery stick, diced
500g beef mince
1 tablespoon flour
1 tin tomatoes
1 tablespoon tomato puree
A little bay, thyme and oregano
100ml red wine
100ml beef stock
- Cook the veg in a frying pan for a couple of minutes. Add the mince and brown, then add the flour and cook for a minute.
- Add the rest of the ingredients. Bring everything to the simmer then add to the slow cooker. Leave for at least 8 hours, and serve with pasta, shredded basil leaves and grated cheese.