Slow Cooker Venison Bolognese with Garlic Chive Pappardelle Pasta Recipe

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

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)
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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.

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