Dips & Sauces

Slow-Cooked Bolognese Sauce

  • Prep 15 mins
  • Saute 15 mins
  • Slow Cook 4 hours
  • Total 4h 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Serves 10

TIP: Looking for a smaller yield? Reduce this recipe by cutting all ingredients in half and cooking as instructed.

Prefer a plant-based recipe? Use your favorite plant-based ground meat and cook as instructed.


  • Contains Milk/Dairy

Tip: Allergy Advice

This dish contains the following allergens: Milk/Dairy

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  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 yellow or white onion, peeled, diced
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 2 whole carrots, peeled, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled, minced
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 cup dry red wine
  • 2 cans (28 ounces each) whole peeled tomatoes and liquid
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • Kosher salt, as desired
  • Ground black pepper, as desired
  • Step 1

    Slide the Combi Cooker Pan into Level 1. With the door open, flip the SmartSwitch™ to AIRFRY/STOVETOP. Select SEAR/SAUTE, and set temperature to HI. Press START/STOP and let pan preheat in unit for 2 minutes.

  • Step 2

    After 2 minutes, using an oven mitt, carefully remove the pan and add oil to evenly cover the bottom of the pan. Add onion, celery, carrots, and garlic. Return pan to unit and, with the door open, saute vegetables for 6 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  • Step 3

    After 6 minutes, remove pan and add tomato paste. Stir until evenly combined, return pan to unit and cook for 1 minute. Remove pan, add ground beef, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper, and stir to combine. Return pan to Level 1 and cook until beef is browned, about 5 minutes.

  • Step 4

    After 5 minutes, remove pan, and add red wine. Return pan to unit and let mixture reduce for 3 minutes.

  • Step 5

    Press START/STOP to turn off unit. Transfer the pan to a flat heat-safe surface, add tomatoes and liquid. With the back of a wooden spoon, break up the tomatoes, then whisk in milk, salt, and pepper until combined.

  • Step 6

    Return pan to Level 1 and close door. Select SLOW COOK, set temperature to HI and set time to 4 hours. Press START/STOP to begin cooking.

  • Step 7

    When cooking is complete, remove pan and serve bolognese over pasta or store in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to a week.