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A very thick and hearty meat sauce simmered in the slow cooker.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
4 hrs 30 mins
total:
4 hrs 50 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat, and cook and stir the carrots, onion, and garlic until tender, about 10 minutes. Place the ground beef into the skillet and cook and stir, breaking up the meat as it cooks, until browned. Drain off excess fat from the skillet, and pour in 1 cup milk. Bring to a simmer, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until the milk is absorbed, about 15 minutes.

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  • Place the beef mixture into a slow cooker, and set the cooker to High. Stir in crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, salt, pepper, basil, oregano, and red pepper flakes, and cook for 2 hours. Mix in 1/2 cup milk and Parmesan cheese, stir well, and cook for 2 more hours.

Tips

Please note differences in cooking instructions when following the magazine version of this recipe.

Cook's Note:

You can use a beef, pork, and veal meatloaf mix instead of the ground beef, if you prefer.

Nutrition Facts

245 calories; protein 16.3g; carbohydrates 17.9g; fat 13g; cholesterol 43.9mg; sodium 546.5mg. Full Nutrition
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