A delicious multi-cooker ground beef recipe for Bolognese Sauce.

The basic bolognese sauce includes beef, pancetta (bacon, for us budget-minded chefs), onions, celery, carrots, tomatoes, broth, wine and milk. This recipe calls for crushed tomatoes because they make the best Italian-tomato based sauces. The bacon brings a delicious, deep flavor to the sauce, as did the shredded carrots sweeten it up just enough.

Multi-Cooker Bolognese Sauce

The sauce is perfect for your favorite type of pasta. And it’s easy to double up and made an extra batch for the freezer.

Multi-Cooker Bolognese Sauce

We hope you enjoy this Bolognese Sauce, made in the multi-cooker.



Multi-Cooker Bolognese Sauce

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 hours
  • Total Time: 8 hours 15 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings
  • Category: Ground Beef
  • Method: Slow Cooker/Multi-Cooker
  • Cuisine: American


Multi-Cooker Bolognese Sauce – prepared with Saute and/or Stovetop Mode.


  • 2 lb. ground beef, browned
  • 8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 2 – 28 oz. cans crushed tomatoes
  • 2 Tbsp Italian seasoning blend
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 2 tsp minced onion
  • 4 carrot sticks, peeled and finely chopped or shredded
  • 2 celery stalks, finely chopped
  • 1 small white onion, finely chopped
  • 12 to 16 oz. pasta, for every 4 servings
  • Parmesan cheese, optional
  • Fresh veggies or salad, as side dish


  • Brown the ground beef.
  • Cook and crumble the bacon.
  • In the multi-cooker insert, set on Saute and brown the ground beef. Drain, if needed.
  • Add the cooked bacon, crushed tomatoes, Italian seasoning, minced garlic, minced onion, the chopped carrots, celery and onion. Stir together in the insert.
  • SLOW COOKER: Cook on low for 8 hours. Season with salt and pepper to taste, when the sauce is finished cooking.
  • STOVETOP: Cook at 325 F on Stovetop or Saute mode for 15 to 20 minutes, to allow flavors to mingle and marry.
  • Just before dinner, prepare the pasta and veggies.
  • Serve Multi-Cooker Bolognese over pasta with side of veggies or salad.



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