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Slow Cooker Bolognese Sauce

Beef or bison? It does not matter which protein you choose when slowly cooking this mouthwatering Paleo Bolognese sauce. All that matters is that you start it in time, before hunger strikes. If all you have is three hours to prepare a meal, that is enough – keeping in mind that the slow cooker needs very little attention. While dinner is self-cooking you are free to do whatever you want. Relax, read a book, spend time in the garden, get outside and take a breath of fresh air before returning to a familiar tantalizing smell coming straight from your kitchen.

There is something about the simmering of tomatoes that makes us weak in the knees, like a giant pot of Paleo spaghetti, filled to the rim with bacon, onion and grass-fed beef to name only a few ingredients. It is hard to walk by without sneaking (sampling) a bite. And once it is on the plate, well, it is gone in a flash. This Bolognese sauce is the same irresistible. But how can one eat Italian sauce without noodles? We’ve got your questions covered with 7 delicious options for Paleo pasta and noodles. A personal favorite is spaghetti squash, though zoodles take a close second.

Make a double batch of this Bolognese sauce, refrigerate some for lunch tomorrow and freeze some for next week. That way you can try out different pasta alternatives and discover what you love best.

Paleo Slow Cooker Bolognese Sauce Recipe

Serves: 6 Prep: 15 min Cook: 4 h

Values are per portion. These are for information only & are not meant to be exact calculations.


  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 carrot, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup beef stock
  • 1 celery stalk, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 can tomato paste
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup pureed tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp. fresh basil, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp. fresh thyme leaves
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook the ground beef. Stir frequently to prevent burning. Once cooked, add to slow cooker.
  2. Place all remaining ingredients in slow cooker and season with salt and pepper. Stir well.
  3. Cook on high for 3 to 4 hours.

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