Beef Ragu With Beans

Recipe by hungrykitten
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READY IN: 6hrs 15mins
YIELD: 12 cups
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Place carrots, celery, onion and garlic in a food processor; pulse until finely chopped.
  • 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.
  • Place mixture in a 6 quart slow cooker and cook 5 1/2 hours on high or 8 1/2 hours on low.
  • Stir in remaining Italian seasoning, salt and red pepper flakes. Cook for an additional 30 minutes.
  • 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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