How to make it

  • Add all ingredients, except for the half and half, to slow cooker.
  • Stir well.
  • Heat on low for about 3-4 hours, until meat is cooked through. It's okay to stir this every hour or so. If your pot runs really hot, stir even more often. Don't let a bunch of this stick to the sides.
  • Remove lid and let cook another 1-2 hours, also stirring every 30 minutes or so to thicken nicely.
  • Add half and half about 30 minutes before ready to serve, and let warm on warm or low setting, without lid. (If using cream, you might not have to let it cook at all, any more, as it might be thick enough :)
  • taste and add more salt and pepper, if needed.
  • Serve over pasta. I used whole grain penne and added just a touch of fresh grated Parmesan for contrast, more than flavor
  • And, this screamed for garlic bread!
  • *make sure your ground meat is finely ground. If it's got the wavy, longer texture of some market packaged meats, it's not fine enough. If tossing it in a grinder isn't an option, just use two large knives and hand mince it!

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  • gourmetana 12 years ago
    Very glad to help ;) You should go to Bologna, you'd go crazy with the markets and all the great food.
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  • keni 12 years ago are so right, Ana! I just read something wrong ... that's what I get for skimming! Thank you for your help and for the comments.
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  • gourmetana 12 years ago
    Great post Keni! But you might want to correct French sauce to Italian ;) The name comes from the amazing city of Bologna in Italy and they are so proud of their famous bolognese sauce. Bolognese means from Bologna or who that lives in Bologna.
    Just a detail of info. The important thing is I am going to be cooking this soon ;)
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