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Rich Beef Ragu Sauce

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Rich Beef Ragu Sauce

  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 360
  • Total Time: 620
  • Serving: 8


1 ½ lb (750 g) Lean Ground Beef Sirloin or Round*

2 onions, finely chopped

4 cloves garlic, minced

1 stalk celery, finely chopped

1 tbsp (15 mL) dried Italian herb seasoning

1 can (28 oz/796 mL) tomatoes, chopped, with juices

1 carrot, peeled and finely chopped

1 sweet pepper, seeded and finely chopped

1 cup (250 mL) diced zucchini

1 can (28 oz/796 mL) pasta sauce

3 whole cloves

2 tbsp (30 mL) butter (optional)

1 tbsp (15 mL) balsamic vinegar


Combine ground beef, onions, garlic, celery and Italian seasoning in large non-stick skillet. Cook over medium-high heat for 8 to 10 minutes, breaking meat into small chunks with back of spoon. Drain, if necessary and transfer to 3-1/2 to 6-quart (3.5 to 6 L) slow cooker. Add tomatoes, carrot, sweet pepper, zucchini, pasta sauce and cloves to slow cooker. Stir to combine.

Cook covered, on LOW for 8 to 10 hours or on HIGH for 4 to 6 hours or until hot and bubbling. Discard cloves.

Stir in butter (if using) and vinegar. Cover and cook on HIGH for 5 to 10 minutes. Serve over hot pasta, sprinkled with freshly grated Parmesan cheese.

*Other Options: Lean Ground Beef Chuck or Lean Ground Beef