Our escape on a chilly evening? The slow cooker. Come home to our favorite main dishes, sides, appetizers, and drinks that are sure to soothe your family with the simple joys of comfort food.
A long, slow simmer yields delicious results in this savory Italian meat sauce. It’s delicious spooned over pasta, but it’s also great on a bed of polenta or mashed potatoes, as a baked potato topping, or as the beginnings of a shepherd’s pie. You may discover so many uses for this all-purpose sauce that you want to cook up a double batch and freeze some for later. (It does freeze and reheat beautifully.) The recipe calls for a combination of beef, pork, and veal for best flavor—but you can certainly stick with just one type of meat.