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Slow-Cooker Beef Ragu with Penne

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Slow-Cooker Beef Ragu with Penne
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 4 hr 10 min
  • Servings 4
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Discover flavors of Italy with this slow-cooked pasta in a ground beef brown sauce – perfect for dinner.
Updated Apr 22, 2013

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

Steps

  • 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

990 Calories, 27g Total Fat, 69g Protein, 110g Total Carbohydrate

Nutrition Facts

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