Slow Cooker Ragu uses a blend of 7 vegetables with shredded pork and flavorful spices to make a hearty and delicious ragu sauce. Serve over pasta. Also freezer friendly! #slowcookerragu #slowcookerrecipes www.savoryexperiments.com

Slow Cooker Ragu

Course: Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: homemade ragu, ragu sauce
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 345kcal
Author: Jessica Formicola
Slow Cooker Ragu uses a blend of 7 vegetables with shredded pork and flavorful spices to make a hearty and delicious ragu sauce. Serve over pasta. 
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Ingredients

  • 1 large white onion halved and sliced
  • 6 garlic cloves chopped
  • 1/2 cup celery chopped
  • 1/2 cup carrots chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh flat leaf parsley roughly chopped
  • 2 14- ounce cans petite diced tomatoes
  • 1 12- ounce can tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup red cooking wine
  • 3 small bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 3-4 pork boneless pork roast excess fat trimmed
  • 5 inch ribs kale leaves removed and roughly torn into 3-4pieces
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch if needed
  • Pasta of choice cooked to package directions

Instructions

  • Place onion through black pepper in your slow cooker, mix with a spoon. Place roast in slow cooker, smear the top of the roast with mixture. Set slow cooker for low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours.
  • Thirty minutes prior to serving, skim off any excess fat that has risen to the top and remove roast. Shred roast using two large forks. Return meat to the slow cooker and add unsalted butter and kale. If your sauce requires additional thickening, you can combine 2 tablespoons corn starch in 2 tablespoons of water, whisking out any lumps, and then stir into sauce.
  • Prepare desired pasta. Top pasta with Slow Cooker Ragu and enjoy!

Notes

Buying vegetables pre-chopped is a huge time saver.

Nutrition

Calories: 345kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 118mg | Sodium: 757mg | Potassium: 1313mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 2360IU | Vitamin C: 19.1mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 3.3mg