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Slow Cooked Beef Ragu

slow cooked beef ragu recipe

When I find a recipe that I really like, I tend to make it over and over until my family asks begs me to stop. Slow Cooked Beef Ragu is one of them. So far, they haven’t asked me to stop, everyone loves when I make this, but I have made this quite a few times already this winter. There are very few things that I find to be more homey or comforting than having a rich ragu simmering away all day in my oven when it is cold and blustery outside. The house smells amazing.

slow coked beef ragu recipe

I start this in the morning, it takes about 20 minutes to get started, and the rest is completely hands off. I like to take the time to brown the beef really well. I do it in stages and get the beef nice and crusty. The brown bits that stay in the bottom of the pan really flavor the sauce. After that it is just sits in the oven for a few hours and the flavors develop and get better and better.

I like to serve it with pasta or polenta, some Parmesan, and chopped parsley. You can make a double batch and freeze half for another night. You can also make this in a slow cooker.

You can find the complete recipe and instructions for Slow Cooked Beef Ragu over at the Dixie Crystals website.

slow cooked beef ragu recipe

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  1. Darcie

    January 24th, 2015 at 11:27 am

    Which do you prefer for this recipe–oven or slow cooker? I really want to make it this weekend and am trying to decide whether to run out & replace my broken crock pot in order to do so!

  2. bakedbree

    January 24th, 2015 at 11:49 am

    I prefer the oven. I like to keep everything in one pot.

  3. JulieD

    January 24th, 2015 at 11:29 am

    This looks amazing…I love comfort food! I tend to do the same thing with favorite recipes! πŸ™‚

  4. bakedbree

    January 24th, 2015 at 11:49 am

    Thanks Julie! Me too. Comfort food all the time.

  5. Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch

    January 24th, 2015 at 12:01 pm

    This looks like exactly what I want on one of these cold, rainy nights! Serious comfort food!

  6. bakedbree

    January 26th, 2015 at 3:54 pm

    Me too. It is perfect for our New England weather right now.

  7. Kathleen @ Yummy Crumble

    January 24th, 2015 at 5:52 pm

    This looks so comforting! And your photos always blow me away πŸ™‚

  8. bakedbree

    January 26th, 2015 at 3:53 pm

    Thank you so much, that just made my day.

  9. Millie | Add A Little

    January 25th, 2015 at 2:59 am

    Ummm heaven in a mouthful? I think so!

  10. bakedbree

    January 26th, 2015 at 3:53 pm

    thanks Millie! I love this, and it is so easy.

  11. Tori@Gringalicious.com

    January 25th, 2015 at 7:58 pm

    Perfect for a quick weeknight dinner! This looks delish!

  12. bakedbree

    January 26th, 2015 at 3:53 pm

    It is! I love it, and so does my family.

  13. Natalie | Paper & Birch

    January 26th, 2015 at 3:12 pm

    ooh Bree, this looks perfect for this winter weather!

  14. bakedbree

    January 26th, 2015 at 3:52 pm

    It is perfect for winter weather! I wish I had one in the oven right now!

  15. CakeSpy

    January 27th, 2015 at 12:24 pm

    I don’t want to get creepy, but I could get married to and hibernate with this dinner for a very long time. See you in the spring.

  16. bakedbree

    January 27th, 2015 at 3:03 pm

    Come hibernate at my house. It would be a lot of fun. I have a feeling my daughter would idolize you. She LOVES your drawings. πŸ™‚

  17. trisha

    February 4th, 2015 at 7:27 am

    I wish that I was having this for dinner. Looks so absolutely delicious!

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