Slow-Cooker Beef Ragu with Penne

Discover flavors of Italy with this slow-cooked pasta in a ground beef brown sauce – perfect for dinner.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 4 hr 10 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

1
lb ground beef
1
small onion, chopped (1/3 cup)
1
can (28 oz) crushed tomatoes
1
package (16 oz) penne pasta
1/2
teaspoon kosher (coarse) salt
1/4
cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese (1 oz)
2
tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves
Freshly ground pepper

  • 1 In 10-inch nonstick skillet, cook ground beef and onion over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until beef is thoroughly cooked; drain.
  • 2 Spray 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Place beef mixture in slow cooker; top with tomatoes.
  • 3 Cover; cook on High heat setting 4 hours (or on Low heat setting 8 hours).
  • 4 About 15 minutes before serving, cook and drain pasta as directed on package. Divide pasta among 4 serving bowls.
  • 5 When sauce is done, stir in salt. Spoon meat sauce over pasta. Top individual servings with cheese, basil and pepper.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
990
,
% Daily Value
Total Fat
27g
27%
(Saturated Fat
10g,
10%
),
Sodium
370mg
370%;
Total Carbohydrate
110g
110%
(Dietary Fiber
9g
9%
),
Protein
69g
69%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
5 1/2 Starch; 5 1/2 Vegetable; 6 1/2 Lean Meat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
5 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.