Slow Cooker Venison Bolognese with Garlic Chive Pappardelle Pasta Recipe

Slow Cooker Venison Bolognese with Garlic Chive Pappardelle Pasta Recipe
Serve this Slow Cooker Venison Bolognese with Garlic Chive Pappardelle Pasta Recipe with a side of cheesy garlic bread and glass of wine. (Chelsie Walters photo)

Slow cook this venison Bolognese sauce for 8 hours and pour over Garlic Chive Pappardelle noodles for a wild game twist on an Italian classic

Serves: 4-6
Prep time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Cook time: 8 hours

Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds ground venison
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 2 celery sticks, finely chopped
  • 2 medium carrots, grated
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ cup chopped parsley
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 cup white wine (red wine works too)
  • 2 (28-ounce) cans crushed tomatoes
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons freshly ground pepper
  • 1 pound Garlic Chive Pappardelle (wide, flat pasta noodles)
  • Fresh Parmesan cheese, grated

Directions:

  1. In a large frying pan, heat olive oil. Add onion, celery and carrots and sauté until softened, about 10 minutes. Add garlic and parsley, saving a little parsley for garnish. Stir for about one minute. Transfer to slow cooker.
  2. Slow Cooker Venison Bolognese with Garlic Chive Pappardelle Pasta Recipe
    Sauté the onion, carrots, celery, parsley and garlic, then transfer to the slow cooker. (Chelsie Walters photo)

  3. In the same pan, without washing it, add ground venison. Season with salt and pepper and sauté until meat is browned, about 8 minutes. Add wine and sauté on medium-high heat until wine has completely evaporated, about 15 minutes. Transfer meat and pan drippings to slow cooker.
  4. Add milk, bay leaf, sugar and crushed tomatoes.
  5. Slow Cooker Venison Bolognese with Garlic Chive Pappardelle Pasta Recipe
    Fresh Garlic Chive Pappardelle noodles on the drying rack. (Photo courtesy of Pappardelle's Pasta)

  6. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours. You can also cook on high for 3-4 hours, but the longer the sauce simmers, the more flavorful it will be. To thicken your sauce, either cook with the lid off for the last 30 minutes or add one tablespoon of flour, stirring until sauce thickens.
  7. Cook pappardelle noodles for 8-10 minutes. Strain.
  8. Serve a generous amount of venison Bolognese over the pasta. Top with Parmesan cheese and garnish with fresh parsley leaves. If you have leftover venison Bolognese, freeze it for up to 5 months.
  9. Slow Cooker Venison Bolognese with Garlic Chive Pappardelle Pasta Recipe
    Pappardelle with venison Bolognese ready to eat! (Chelsie Walters photo)

About this Slow Cooker Venison Bolognese with Garlic Chive Pappardelle Pasta Recipe:


A few months ago, I was browsing Whole Foods Market in search of a quick, tasty meal I could make for dinner that evening. I stumbled upon Chile Relleno Ravioli that I took home and prepared in less than 15 minutes. I liked the pasta so much that I looked up the company behind the ravioli online. The pastabilities for pasta recipes are endless with their creative products, and browsing their website is inspiring for anyone who enjoys cooking with this traditional Italian staple. With venison in my freezer and a can of crushed tomatoes that had been sitting in my cabinet for over a month, the word Bolognese went off in my head like a lightbulb. Although there are many pasta flavors that could nicely compliment this venison Bolognese, I selected the Garlic Chive Pappardelle, and it didn’t disappoint.


For more information on Pappardelle’s Pasta Company, visit PappardellesPasta.com.


Slow Cooker Venison Bolognese with Garlic Chive Pappardelle Pasta Recipe

Recommended for You

The Pennsylvania man's trophy fish was more than two pounds heavier than the previous record. Records

No Kidding: Angler Smashes Record for Lake Trout

Scott Bernarde - May 21, 2019

The Pennsylvania man's trophy fish was more than two pounds heavier than the previous record.

Experts agree record channel cat caught in 1949 was actually a blue catfish. Records

Upon Further Review: 70-Year-Old Catfish Record Voided

G&F Online Staff - May 22, 2019

Experts agree record channel cat caught in 1949 was actually a blue catfish.

Crankbaits mimic exactly what they eat when hungry — other fish! Bass

Baitfish for Bass: Search, Suspend or Sink Crankbaits

Jason Houser - May 21, 2019

Crankbaits mimic exactly what they eat when hungry — other fish!

See More Recommendations

Popular Videos

Costa

Costa's Award Winning Waterwoman Sunglasses

Costa's Amanda Sabin tells OSG's Lynn Burkhead about all of the great features that made the new Waterwoman frame a big winner at the 2019 ICAST show as well as out on the water.

New Spinning Reel for Finesse Fishermen

New Spinning Reel for Finesse Fishermen

As Pure Fishing's Andrew Upshaw explains, reel making giant Abu Garcia has done it again at ICAST 2019 with a new spinning reel geared towards finesse fishermen.

Lure Lock Options Includes LED Light Boxes & More

Lure Lock Options Includes LED Light Boxes & More

Pro angler Jonathan VanDam showcases new offerings at ICAST 2019, including the ultra-thin, big bait boxes, LED-lighted boxes and backpack-able gear lockers. With Game & Fish Editorial Director Adam Heggenstaller at ICAST 2019 in Orlando.

See more Popular Videos

Trending Stories

Unlike many game fish, catfish can be harder to catch during the spawn. Here are some strategies. Catfish

Understanding Catfish Spawning

Keith Sutton - June 06, 2006

Unlike many game fish, catfish can be harder to catch during the spawn. Here are some...

While catfish are still catfish, the difference between day and night tactics and strategies can be profound, even when fishing the same lake or river. Catfish

How to Catch Catfish Day and Night

Terry Madewell - April 04, 2018

While catfish are still catfish, the difference between day and night tactics and strategies...

Unless you live in Antarctica, the only continent they aren't known to inhabit, there is a species Catfish

10 Biggest Catfish World Records of All Time

Jack Vitek - December 08, 2014

Unless you live in Antarctica, the only continent they aren't known to inhabit, there is a...

See More Stories

More Wild Game

Ready to make smoked venison sausage at home? Everything you need to know – which ingredients to use, step-by-step instructions, and tips on grinding and stuffing – can be found on this recipe page. Wild Game

Smoked Venison Sausage Recipe

Raschell Rule

Ready to make smoked venison sausage at home? Everything you need to know – which ingredients...

When cleaning a mess of fish or going through DIY deer processing, stop and think about what you're throwing out; you could be trashing some of the best parts and missing out on some epic game and fish recipes. Wild Game

Game and Fish Recipes: Cooking Ideas for Wild Game, Fish Parts Normally Thrown Away

Jenny Nguyen-Wheatley

When cleaning a mess of fish or going through DIY deer processing, stop and think about what...

This venison marinade recipe is very versatile and can work with nearly any wild game meat, such as antelope, elk or bison Wild Game

Simple Venison Steak Marinade Recipe

Michele Eichler

This venison marinade recipe is very versatile and can work with nearly any wild game meat,...

See More Wild Game

GET THE MAGAZINE Subscribe & Save

Temporary Price Reduction

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Give a Gift   |   Subscriber Services

PREVIEW THIS MONTH'S ISSUE

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.