Beef Ragu With Beans

READY IN: 6hrs 15mins
Recipe by hungrykitten

From Family Circle mag January 2007.

Top Review by paigeteaches

Thank you SO much for adding this recipe! I haven't made it in a very long time and recently came across it in a drawer. I went to the store and bought all the stuff, then I could not find the recipe anywhere! This is THE exact recipe! It is an excellent and economical meal. My family LOVES it! Thanks!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place carrots, celery, onion and garlic in a food processor; pulse until finely chopped.
  2. In a large bowl, mix vegetables, ground beef, diced tomatoes, beef broth, tomato paste, sugar and beans. Add half of each: Italian seasoning, salt and red pepper flakes. Stir until combined.
  3. Place mixture in a 6 quart slow cooker and cook 5 1/2 hours on high or 8 1/2 hours on low.
  4. Stir in remaining Italian seasoning, salt and red pepper flakes. Cook for an additional 30 minutes.
  5. For 8 servings, toss half the meat sauce with rigatoni; serve with grated cheese, if desired. Reserve other half of the sauce for future meals. May be frozen, tightly covered, for up to 2 months.

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