Slow-Cooker Beef Ragu with Penne

Discover flavors of Italy with this slow cooked pasta served with beef sauce – perfect for dinner.

  • prep time 10 min
  • total time 4 hr 10 min
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 4

Ingredients

1
lb ground beef
1
small onion, chopped (1/3 cup)
1
can (28 oz) crushed tomatoes
1
package (16 oz) penne pasta
1/2
teaspoon kosher (coarse) salt
1/4
cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese (1 oz)
2
tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves
Freshly ground pepper
  • 1 In 10-inch nonstick skillet, cook ground beef and onion over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until beef is thoroughly cooked; drain.
  • 2 Spray 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Place beef mixture in slow cooker; top with tomatoes.
  • 3 Cover; cook on High heat setting 4 hours (or on Low heat setting 8 hours).
  • 4 About 15 minutes before serving, cook and drain pasta as directed on package. Divide pasta among 4 serving bowls.
  • 5 When sauce is done, stir in salt. Spoon meat sauce over pasta. Top individual servings with cheese, basil and pepper.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    990
    ,
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    27g
    27%
    (Saturated Fat
    10g,
    10%
    ),
    Sodium
    370mg
    370%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    110g
    110%
    (Dietary Fiber
    9g
    9%
    ),
    Protein
    69g
    69%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    0%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    0%;
    Iron
    0%;
    Exchanges:
    5 1/2 Starch; 5 1/2 Vegetable; 6 1/2 Lean Meat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    5 1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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