- 3 strips of bacon/50g bacon or pancetta, chopped optional
- 1 large onion diced
- 2 medium carrots diced
- 2 celery stalks diced
- 3 garlic cloves minced
- 2 X 14oz/400g cans of chopped tomatoes
- 2 tsp dried basil
- 2 tsp dried oregano
- 2 tsp salt
- 1 lbs extra-lean ground beef
In a frying pan cook cubed pancetta or bacon until crispy. Remove to a plate.
In the same frying pan brown ground beef over medium heat with salt and pepper until cooked all the way through.
To the slow cooker add diced onion, carrot, celery, minced garlic, bacon, canned tomatoes, basil and oregano, 1 tsp salt and cooked ground beef. Stir to combine.
Cook on low for 8 hours. At the end of cooking time taste and add more salt if necessary.
Serve with pasta and parmesan cheese.
*Note: This sauce will get thicker the next day.
You can also make this sauce in your Instant Pot.
Follow the recipe as written but use the Saute function on your Instant Pot for browing the bacon and beef.
After step 3 Pressure Cook on High for 30 minutes. Then quick release pressure.
Calories: 155kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 878mg | Potassium: 627mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 2808IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 3mg