Slow Cooker Ragu Recipe

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Shelly Powell Modified: May 6, 2022
Slow Cooker Ragu Recipe

How To Make Slow Cooker Ragu

This ragu recipe yields a dish that’s creamy, meaty, and packed with a variety of tender vegetables. It’s slow cooked for a richer and more tender meal!

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 8 hours 20 minutes
Total: 8 hours 40 minutes



  • 1tbspolive oil
  • 1medium onion,chopped
  • 3medium carrots,chopped
  • 4stickscelery,chopped
  • lbsground beef
  • lbsground pork
  • 4garlic cloves,chopped
  • oztomato paste,(1 can)
  • 2dashesItalian seasoning
  • 2dashesthyme,dried
  • 2cupsbeef broth
  • ½cupdry red wine,optional
  • ½cupheavy cream
  • salt and pepper,to taste


  1. Sauté the onions, carrots, and celery in a large skillet over medium-high heat for 5 to 7 minutes or until softened. Add the mixture to your slow cooker.

  2. Add the ground beef and pork to the skillet and cook, breaking up the meat with your spoon as you go along, until it’s browned. Drain most of the fat prior to adding the meat to the slow cooker.

  3. Add the remaining ingredients (except for the cream and salt and pepper) to the Crockpot and give it a good stir. Cook for 8 hours on Low.

  4. Once the sauce is done, stir in the cream and season with salt and pepper as needed.

  5. Serve and enjoy!


  • Calories: 565.18kcal
  • Fat: 42.51g
  • Saturated Fat: 16.88g
  • Trans Fat: 1.00g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 18.43g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.54g
  • Carbohydrates: 10.44g
  • Fiber: 2.30g
  • Sugar: 5.16g
  • Protein: 32.01g
  • Cholesterol: 142.00mg
  • Sodium: 790.77mg
  • Calcium: 76.69mg
  • Potassium: 977.46mg
  • Iron: 3.53mg
  • Vitamin A: 276.85µg
  • Vitamin C: 8.46mg
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