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14 November 2014

Slow Cooker Italian Spaghetti Meat Sauce or Ragù

When I am faced with the challenge of making a recipe as skinny as possible, I look at all the fat contents of the recipe and replace them with leaner ingredients. Pork, of course, has to be the first one to be taken away. And it's a predicament for me because it comprises half of the meat in making the ragù or the Italian meat sauce. Then there is the pancetta (like bacon) that gives the ragù a better flavor but no serious health food conscious person would ever think of eating that. 

So when I started my Slow Cooker Italian Spaghetti Meat Sauce or Ragù recipe, I made it as low-fat as possible for Skinny Ms. I replaced the pork with chicken (you can also use turkey) and took away the pancetta completely. If you want it to be healthier, take away the beef too and replace it with poultry. After you sautè the meat in a saucepan, the fun begins. Just put all the ingredients altogether in the Slow Cooker and let it be for 6 to 8 hours. 

Sometimes, I think about how amazing the concept of Slow Cookers is because you can leave your dinner cooking even while you are away from home. For a mom like me who has to have 6 arms, 4 legs and living in 36-hour days, Slow Cookers are life savers. 

The ragù came out nicely, almost like the real thing that I would cook for hours in a regular saucepan on the stove, with the pork and pancetta. So if you want to cut down on some calories and work, go for this Slow Cooker Italian Spaghetti Meat Sauce or Ragù recipe that I created for Skinny Ms., a site dedicated to healthy living.

More Slow Cooker Recipes:

Slow Cooker Beef Stew with Chickpeas
Slow Cooker Potato and Corn Chowder