Slow-Cooked Meat Sauce

Product Wellness Keys
  • Fat Free
  • Fruits - Vegetables
  • Heart Healthy
  • Gluten Free
  • High Calcium
  • High Fiber
  • Lactose Free
  • Low Calorie
  • Low Fat
  • Low Sodium
  • Sugar Free
  • Vegan
  • Lean
  • Whole Grain
  • Diabetes
  • High Calorie
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Nutritional Info
Each serving (about 1 1/2 cups sauce) contains 420 calories, 18 g carbohydrate, (3 g fiber), 43 g protein, 17 g fat, (8 g saturated fat), 145 mg cholesterol, and 820 mg sodium.
  • Calories per Serving: 420
  • Servings: 10
  • Active Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time to Make: 4 hours, 35 minutes - 8 hours, 35 minutes
Slow-Cooked Meat Sauce


You'll Need

6-8 qt slow cooker


  1. Dust all meat with pan-searing flour; set aside. Heat bacon in large braising pan on MED. Cook 3-5 min, until browned. Watch carefully so it doesn't burn. Remove bacon from pan; set aside.
  2. Brown meat lightly on all sides in bacon drippings, 5-8 min. Transfer meat and bacon to slow cooker.
  3. Add garlic and mirepoix to braising pan. Cook, stirring, 3 min, until browned. Stir in oregano, nutmeg, and cinnamon.
  4. Add wine; stirring to loosen browned bits on bottom of pan. Cook 3-5 min, until reduced to syrupy consistency.
  5. Add tomatoes, vegetables, and stock to slow cooker (over meat). Cook on HIGH 4-6 hours or LOW 6-8 hours. Skim excess fat as needed.
  6. Remove shank and ribs; flake meat off bones. Return meat only to slow cooker. Adjust heat to HIGH (if using LOW). Stir in cream and basil. Cook 15 min.


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