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Slow cooker spaghetti Bolognese

20 January 2017

Try this simple recipe for a rich slow-cooked Bolognese sauce.

Slow cooked spaghetti Bolognese
Slow cooked spaghetti Bolognese

Preparation time

10 minutes

Cooking time

Up to 8 hours




  • 454g pack minced beef
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 beef stock cube
  • 1 stick celery, sliced
  • 100ml red wine
  • 400g can Cirio Chopped Tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp Cirio Supercirio Double Concentrated Tomato Purée
  • 1 sprig rosemary, leaves chopped
  • 300g De Cecco Spaghetti


1. Fry the mince, onion and garlic to brown, and stir in the beef stock cube. Add all the remaining ingredients except the spaghetti, and place in a slow cooker. Set on high and cook for 4 hours. Alternatively cook on low for 8 hours.

2. Cook the spaghetti in boiling water for 8-10 minutes or until tender, and then serve with the Bolognese.

Our thanks to Waitrose for providing this recipe.

See our slow cooker section for more delicious recipes


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