What a Classic! Try This Homemade Slow Cooker Beef Ragu!

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Chef Boyardee ain't got nothing on your ragu! This super simple classic brings back the memories of a childhood favorite. With just a few simple ingredients, put your feet up, relax, and let your slow cooker do all the work!

No fuss, no mess, just a perfectly cooked meal right in time for dinner! Try this delicious slow cooker beef ragu with your family today!


  • 1 pound stewing beef cubes
  • 4 slices bacon, diced
  • 2 small onions, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 cup strained tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup dry red wine
  • 1 (5.5-ounce) can tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon fennel seeds
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 bay leaf


  1. In the slow cooker combine beef, bacon, onions, garlic, broth, strained tomatoes, wine, tomato paste, sugar, fennel seeds, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper, and bay leaf.
  2. Cover and cook on low until beef is tender, 7 to 8 hours. Discard bay leaf. Using potato masher, break up beef until coarsely shredded.