July 27, 2014

the most simple slow cooker bolognese sauce recipe ever with spiral foods.

My adorable apprentice ready to help cook up a storm.
 The slow cooker is one of the most used items in our home during winter months. I use recipes that ensure we come home to piping hot and homely meals. One that the kids and the grown-ups both agree on here is bolognese sauce and pasta. Night two usually sees mom and dad devouring leftovers on toast (sloppy joe like) and the littles eating a bowl each like a stew. Goodness and comfort together.

My recipe requires little prep and is cooked beautifully by the time we arrive home from work/play.

This time I had the pleasure of using Spiral Foods to make a tasty dish even yummier.

Spiral Slow Cooker Bolognese Sauce

500-700 grams grass-fed ground beef (Our favourite is here and they have some good reasons to choose grass fed.)
1 jar Spiral Foods Primavera Sugo
2 carrots chopped
1 chopped zucchini
1 chopped head of broccoli
1 chopped onion
2 cloves crushed garlic
1/4 cup tomato paste
1/4 cup white wine
1 tsp of each oregano + thyme
salt and pepper
1 bay leaf

// throw all the ingredients in the slow cooker on low for 6-8 hours

Boil a pot of water and cook your pasta. Our choice is the Spiral Foods organic brown rice penne (for the gluten free goodness!) drain when al dente

Top cooked pasta with bolognese sauce and grate parmesan on top.
Serve and devour.
Another yummy treat we had this week was the Dip and Toss Basil and Parmesan Oil.
We chopped a punnet of grape tomatoes in half and drizzled the oil on top. Serve with cheese and bread. Finger licking goodness.

Add the above to your meal plan this week. Your mouth will thank you.
♡ ashley

The clever folks at Spiral Foods sent me a trial pack of amazing sauces, pasta and dip and toss oils to sample and man alive have we savoured those goodies this week. The food mentioned above was provided by them but the opinions are mine. Plus, they have been around since the 70s and have a strong focus on organic food. Good enough for me.


  1. Hi Ashley, what a fabulous idea! Do you know how long the sauce recipe would take in a pressure cooker? Thanks for another fantastic recipe xx

    1. hey virginia! i have no idea about pressure cookers. have always wanted to have a play with one though! xx