Paleo Slow Cooker Bolognese Sauce

Can the classic meat-filled red sauce get a modern update and stick to the paleo or whole 30 approved labels? Damn right it can.

This recipe for Paleo Slow Cooker Bolognese Sauce is here to show you how it’s done.


– ghee – onion – carrots – celery stalks – garlic cloves – salt and pepper


Heat the ghee or bacon fat in a large skillet and saute the onion, carrots, and celery until tender, 5 to 7 minutes.

Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Stir in the salt, pepper, red pepper, oregano, and thyme.

Add the tomato paste and stir to coat, cooking 2 or 3 minutes. Stir in the nutmeg and add the mix to the slow cooker.

Brown the ground beef in the now empty skillet. Add to the slow cooker.

Add the cooked bacon or pancetta, coconut milk (with arrowroot powder stirred in if needed to thicken), strained fire roasted diced tomatoes, and the bay leaf to the slow cooker. Stir all to combine.

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