Slow Cooker Sausage Ragu
Recipe Type: Main
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 8 servings
  • 1 lb. Italian Sausage, in a roll or links with casing removed
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 28 ounce can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 6 ounce cans tomato paste
  • ½ cup red wine
  • 3 stalks celery, chopped fine
  • 4 carrots, peeled and sliced into rounds
  • 8 ounces sliced mushrooms
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 lb. pasta of your choice (I like something hearty like rigatoni or cavatappi)
  1. In a large skillet, cook the Italian sausage and ground beef over medium heat, breaking up the meat with a spatula, until beginning to brown.
  2. Add the chopped onion and cook until meat is no longer pink and onion is translucent.
  3. Drain any excess fat off the pan, then place the meat mixture in the slow cooker.
  4. Add the tomatoes, paste, wine, celery, carrots, mushrooms, garlic, thyme, and oregano to the slow cooker and stir everything together.
  5. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours.
  6. Taste and season with salt and pepper as needed.
  7. Serve with a hearty pasta, such as pappardelle or rotini.
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