Ragu Raving over Penne

Total Time
5hrs 20mins
20 mins
5 hrs

This thick and hearty Bolognese will have your family and guests raving how great a cook you are. Comfort food that will warm your bones. Good to make for Halloween. take the children trick or treating check in, empty the candy bags, give a stir and go back out for more knowing the treat you'll be back home for..... When chilled arrive home for a hot yummy dinner that everyone will LOVE! Makes a lot of sauce so great to freeze leftovers for a later day.

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  1. Cooked bacon till crisp, draining and discard grease. Crumble and place in crock-pot with remaining ingredients except for salt, pepper, pasta, cheese, butter and basil.
  2. Mix everything together so ingredients are all incorporated.
  3. Cook on low for 4-6 hours. Stir when you can.
  4. Before serving adjust seasoning with salt and pepper and add additional Italian seasonings to your taste to refresh the herbiness. ;) Add butter and fresh basil and mix in for extra richness and freshness.
  5. Plate pasta and pour sauce over it then top with cheese and pepper flakes.