Rough chop the onion into small-to-medium sized pieces
Rough chop the celery into small-to-medium sized pieces
Rough chop the carrots into small-to-medium sized pieces
Rough chop the garlic into small-to-medium sized pieces
Rough chop the Canadian Bacon into small-to-medium sized pieces
Place medium skillet on the stove, over medium heat, melt the butter.
Add the onions and reduce heat to low. Continue stirring onions until they start to slightly caramelize.
Add the celery, carrots, garlic and Canadian Bacon to the skillet with the onions. Turn up the heat to medium and saute them together until the vegetables are soft and the Canadian Bacon is cooked. About 10 minutes.
Turn off heat on skillet. Place contents of skillet into slow cooker.
Return skillet to the stove and place on medium heat.
Add oil to the skillet, warming it.
Add the ground beef and ground pork to the skillet.
Turn heat to medium-high and thoroughly cook the meat.
Turn heat to high and allow meat to slightly crisp, usually 1 minute.
Pour wine over the meat and allow to simmer and reduce.
Once the majority of wine has been reduced (there is almost no wine or liquid left in pan), turn off heat on skillet. Place contents in the slow cooker.
Add the full can of whole tomatoes and liquid to the slow cooker.
Add the beef stock to the slow cooker
Add the milk to the slow cooker.
Add salt and pepper to taste.
Mix thoroughly and cover.
Cook on low for 4-6 hours.
When ready to serve
Place desired spaghetti portion on plate and place bolognese sauce on top.
Serve with grated parmesan.
The Canadian Bacon can easily be left out, if desired
Ground pork can be swapped with ground turkey or ground chicken, depending on preferences.
Any pasta can be used. Make it interesting by stuffing large shells with your bolognese sauce, placing them in a 9x13 inch baking dish and smother with mozzarella cheese. Bake in an oven an 350 degrees until cheese is melted.
Any white wine can be used. In very traditional bolognese sauce, a dry chardonnay is used.
You don't have to buy top shelf wine. The smallest, cheapest white wine you find will suffice and no one will know the difference.
The milk doesn't have to be whole, 2% or skim. It can be lactose free or whatever is in your refrigerator. I'm not sure about a swap with either Almond or Coconut milk.
Beef stock can be swapped with Pork Stock or Chicken Stock.
Easy Preparation Ideas
Worried about chunks or texture? You can blend or chop the stewed tomatoes for a smoother sauce.
Prepare everything the night before in the slow cooker pot and cover. Place in refrigerator until the next morning and then put on slow cooker. Saves time in the morning and allows for the time before bed for preparation. Normal prep time about 30-60 minutes.