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An Easier, Healthier Meat Sauce
Traditional Bolognese sauce requires three cooking techniques (searing, sweating and braising), but not if you use a slow cooker. In this recipe, Iserloh has you put all the ingredients—meat, seasonings, tomatoes—into the pot, cover and cook for about 4 hours. The anti-inflammatory twist: cinnamon. Studies have found that the spice contains compounds with inflammation-fighting properties—and it also adds a pleasantly sweet undertone to the rich sauce.

Get the recipe: Pinch of Cinnamon Bolognese