Easy Spaghetti Bolognese

Easy Spaghetti Bolognese

Easy Spaghetti Bolognese
 
Easy Spaghetti Bolognese
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Ingredients
  • 8 ozs. Bacon slices, cut into ½” pieces
  • 1 large Vidalia onion, diced
  • 3 T. minced garlic
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 lb. ground pork
  • 8 oz. tomato paste
  • ½ c. sugar
  • 1 c. milk
  • 1 T. dried oregano
  • 1 T. dried basil
  • ½ c. fresh grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese (extra for serving)
  • Salt, black pepper, garlic powder to taste
  • 1 lb. spaghetti, cooked (reserve the boiling water)

Instructions
  1. In stove-top safe insert of a slow cooker, placed over medium heat, cook bacon until crisp. If your insert is not suitable, do this in a large and deep skillet.
  2. Spoon off all but 1 T. of bacon fat.
  3. Add onion and 1 t. salt and cook until tender.
  4. Add garlic and cook another minute.
  5. Add meat and cook until it is not pink, breaking into crumbles. Season to taste.
  6. Stir in paste, sugar, oregano and basil and cook for another 5-8 minutes. Stir occasionally. The color should darken.
  7. Add milk and ⅓ c. cheese. Blend well.
  8. Place insert into slow cooker base. Cover and cook on low until sauce thickens, about 4 hours.
  9. Skim off fat. Taste for seasoning.
  10. Add the cooked spaghetti to the sauce. Slowly add some of the pasta water, a ladle at a time until it loosens up the sauce.
  11. Toss and taste for seasoning.
  12. Serve with additional cheese if needed.

 

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