Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Easy and Delicious Beef Ragu #NationalSlowCookerMonth

Slow simmered in the crockpot all day long this sauce will have your stomach grumbling as your house smells more and more delicious.  

Beef Ragu

Welcome to National Slow Cooking Month................

Ashley of Cheese Curd in Paradise has invited us to join her in sharing Slow Cooker recipes on Monday, Wednesday and Friday of this week.  I joined in the fun Monday and today.  You can find the others on Friday by following #NationalSlowCookerMonth.

Let's see what we all slow cooked up for today.........

Welcome to our #NationalSlowCookerMonth Celebration! 

This week we are celebrating all things slow cooker! We have delicious recipes from across the country to fill your meal plans with delicious slow cooker recipes!

flank steak

I made this homey, casual meal for one of my small dinner parties this Christmas Season.  It started with a flank steak that I cut into four pieces and seasoned with salt, pepper and garlic powder before placing it in the bottom of the crock of my slow cooker.

Beef Ragu

Add the ingredients for the sauce and walk away.  One of the reasons I love using the slow cooker for these slow braises is that you don't have to worry about keeping an eye on it.  If you have errands to run or need to go to work you can do so without worry.

Beef Ragu

When ready to serve boil up some pasta, shred the beef and mix it all together.  Pass around the ricotta and parmesan cheese for folks to add as they wish.  Pure comfort.....

Beef Ragu pin

This recipe makes a ton of sauce.  If you aren't serving a crowd you can use half for dinner and place the other half in your freezer for a quick and easy meal later in the month.

Sauce, Beef, Pasta. Slow Cooker, Crockpot
Entrees, Beef, Pasta
Yield: 8 servings
Author: Wendy Klik
Easy Slow Cooker Beef Ragu

Easy Slow Cooker Beef Ragu

Slow simmered in the crockpot all day long this sauce will have your stomach grumbling as your house smells more and more delicious.
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 8 Hourinactive time: 8 HourTotal time: 16 H & 10 M


  • 1 flank steak (1-2 lbs) cut against the grain into 4 pieces
  • salt, pepper and garlic powder, to taste
  • 1 (28 oz) can tomato puree
  • 1/4 c. dry red wine
  • 1 carrot, thinly sliced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 sprigs thyme
  • 1 lb. pasta of choice, cooked per package directions
  • ricotta cheese and shredded parmesan for serving, if desired


  1. Place the steak in the bottom of the crock of your slow cooker, add tht tomatoes, wine, carrot, bay leaves and thyme.  Cover and cook on low for 8 hrs or on high for 6 hrs.  
  2. Discard the thyme and bay leaves.  Using two forks, shred the meat into the sauce.  
  3. Combine with pasta and serve, passing the ricotta and parmesan, if desired.


Adapted from a recipe found at Gimme Some Oven



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