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Slow-Cooker Chunky Beef Ragu

Slow-Cooker Chunky Beef Ragu
  • Prep 35 min
  • Total 8 hr 35 min
  • Servings 6
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.
Updated December 5, 2012

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

Steps

  • 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).

  • Serve your favorite pasta with this dish.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
300
Calories from Fat
150
Total Fat
16g
25%
Saturated Fat
6g
28%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
70mg
23%
Sodium
640mg
27%
Potassium
960mg
27%
Total Carbohydrate
13g
4%
Dietary Fiber
3g
14%
Sugars
7g
Protein
26g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
80%
80%
Vitamin C
30%
30%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
15%
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 Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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