The magical slow cooker
Step up your pasta sauce with this Slow Cooker Short Rib Ragu recipe. The pasta sauce is simmered together with short ribs and served with gnocchi.
Prep Time: 20 Min
– 2 Tbsp. cooking oil – 2 lbs. beef short ribs (bone-in) – 24 oz. jar spaghetti sauce – 1 white onion, diced – 1 Tbsp. garlic, minced – 1 1/2 tsp. dried basil – 1 tsp. dried oregano – 1/2 tsp salt – 1/4 tsp. pepper – 1/2 cup red wine
Cook Time: 7 HRS
Set a large skillet on the stove top and set to medium high heat. Brown the short ribs on all sides. Add the browned short ribs to the slow cooker.
Pour over the spaghetti sauce, add the onion, garlic, basil, oregano, salt, pepper and wine. Stir. Cover and cook on LOW for 6-8 hours on low.
When the cooking time is done remove the short ribs, remove the meat from the bones. For serving I boiled a 16 oz. box of Gnocchi and then stirred them into the sauce.
Top with parmesan cheese and enjoy!