Slow-Cooker Chunky Beef Ragu

Come home to the tantalizing aromas of dinner, waiting for you in the slow cooker! Prosciutto, sun-dried tomatoes and herbs put an Italian spin on hearty beef stew.

  • Prep Time 35 min
  • Total Time 8 hr 35 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

3
oz thinly sliced prosciutto or pancetta, chopped
1 1/2
lb beef stew meat, cut into 1-inch pieces
2
jars (7 oz each) sun-dried tomatoes in oil, drained, chopped (1 1/4 cups)
2
medium carrots, sliced (1 cup)
1
cup chopped celery
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1
can (14.5 oz) Muir Glen™ diced tomatoes, undrained
1/2
cup dry red wine
1 1/2
teaspoons dried basil leaves
1 1/2
teaspoons dried oregano leaves
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

  • 1 In 8-inch nonstick skillet, cook prosciutto over medium-high heat about 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until crisp. Drain on paper towels.
  • 2 Spray 5- to 6-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In slow cooker, mix prosciutto and remaining ingredients.
  • 3 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 8 to 9 hours (or on High heat setting 4 hours to 4 hours 30 minutes).

Expert Tips

Serve your favorite pasta with this dish.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
300
(
Calories from Fat
150),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
16g
16%
(Saturated Fat
6g,
6%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
70mg
70%;
Sodium
640mg
640%;
Total Carbohydrate
13g
13%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
7g
7%
),
Protein
26g
26%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
80%;
Vitamin C
30%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 3 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.