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Slow Cooker Turkey Bolognese

Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 25 mins
Servings: 8 -10 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large white onion finely diced
  • 3 carrots peeled and finely diced
  • 3 stalks celery finely diced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon dried Italian seasoning
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire
  • 2 lbs ground turkey or ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 cup red wine or chicken broth
  • 2 28 ounce cans crushed tomatoes
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • In a large soup pot or skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat.
  • Add onion, carrots, celery, garlic, oregano, red pepper, and Worcestershire and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
  • Add turkey and cook until no longer pink, breaking it up into smaller pieces as you go.
  • Add tomato paste and cook another 2 minutes.
  • Add red wine, and deglaze the pan.
  • Add crushed tomatoes, and salt and pepper.
  • Transfer to slow cooker and cook on low for 8 hours.
  • Serve over spaghetti noodles, pappardelle noodles, or even spaghetti squash!