Whether you’re a busy parent looking for an easy weeknight dinner or simply craving a warm and satisfying meal, this Slow Cooker Beef Ragu from The Healthy Mummy is a must-try. So, grab your slow cooker and get ready to indulge in a bowl of deliciousness that will leave you craving seconds.
This slow cooker ragu is a great meal for fussy eaters, as you can serve the sauce on top or on the side if that’s what they prefer. For children who are less fond of meat, they may prefer to start with just some of the juices over their pasta and a small amount of the Ragu served on the side of the plate.
What is Ragu sauce?
You’ve probably heard the name but many of us aren’t exactly sure what Ragu is and what makes it different from generic pasta sauce.
Ragu is an Italian dish that is a meat-based sauce and is most often served with pasta. Plus, Ragu is thicker than other pasta sauces. In some variations, Ragu uses red wine while Bolognese uses white wine.
The main difference is that it’s actually meat-based (veal, beef, lamb, pork, fish or poultry) and has a small amount of tomato sauce added to it.
Why this beef ragu slow cooker will work for fussy eaters
Encourage fussy eaters to try the meal by role-modelling enjoying the food yourself at the family table.
This ragu Sauce Recipe comes from the Fussy Kids eBook. Do you have a fussy eater at home? You’ll love The Healthy Mummy Fussy Kids eBook, available from our shop.
Why Ragu works best in a slow cooker
Here at the Healthy Mummy, we LOVE slow cooking. You can take something simple and create an amazing meal for the whole family.
By popping everything in the slow cooker in the morning, you can come home to a delicious home-cooked meal without much effort at all – five hours, in fact, is all it takes for slow cooker beef Ragu to be ready to be served up on a plate.
But one of the biggest benefits is that by slow cooking this sauce, the meat will infuse into the sauce in the slow cooker and give it a much richer taste when it’s finished.
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