slow cooker beef ragu

Slow cooker beef ragu

Slow cooker beef ragu

Difficulty: Easy

Time: 20 minutes plus 4 hours+ cooking

Serves: 8

We use our slow cooker a lot, especially in the winter. Beef ragu is one of our favourites because it’s so simple and can make a quick mid week meal served with pasta, or be turned into something a bit more special like lasagne, or cannelloni. Using the slow cooker is convenient, but also makes the sauce really rich and flavoursome. If you don’t have a slow cooker simply follow the steps below but cook everything together in one pan for 30 minutes+. This recipe normally leaves us with leftovers which we freeze for dinner another day.



 

Ingredients

1 large onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, crushed
500g beef mince
2 carrots, sliced
1 pepper, chopped
2 400g tins chopped tomatoes
beef stock cube
1 tbsp tomato puree
a splash of Worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp Italian herbs
1 tbsp oregano
100ml red wine (or water)

Method

Cook the onions and garlic,

Heat some oil in a large non stick frying pan and fry the onion over a medium heat for a few minutes until it has softened. Add the garlic and cook for a further minute or two.

Brown the mince

Add the mince and cook for 5 minutes or so until it has browned.

Add the remaining ragu ingredients

Transfer to the slow cooker and stir in the carrots, peppers and tinned tomatoes.


Add the stock cube, tomato puree, Worcestershire sauce and herbs and 100ml of water (or red wine) and mix everything together one last time.

Cover with the lid and cook on low for 4+ hours.

slow cooker beef ragu
Serve with pasta or use the beef ragu to make a lasagne or cannelloni.

 

Slow cooker beef ragu

Slow cooker beef ragu is an easy but tasty dinner that the whole family will love. It can be used as a base for lasagne, canneloni or spagetti bolognese.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: dinner, mince, slow cooker
Servings: 8
Author: cookingwithmykids

Ingredients

  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 500 g beef mince
  • 2 carrots sliced
  • 1 pepper chopped
  • 2 400 g tins chopped tomatoes
  • 1 beef stock cube
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 splash Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp Italian herbs
  • 1 tbsp oregano
  • 100 ml red wine or water

Instructions

Cook the onion and garlic

  • Heat some oil in a large non stick frying pan and fry the onion over a medium heat for a few minutes until it has softened. Add the garlic and cook for a further minute or two.

Brown the mince

  • Add the mince and cook for 5 minutes or so until it has browned.

Add the remaining ingredients

  • Transfer to the slow cooker and stir in the carrots, peppers and tinned tomatoes.
  • Add the stock cube, tomato puree, Worcestershire sauce and herbs and 100ml of water (or red wine) and mix everything together one last time.
  • Cover with the lid and cook on low for 4+ hours.
  • Serve with pasta or use the ragu to make a lasagne or cannelloni.

 

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