This is my easy, made-for-busy-moms Shredded Beef Ragu Recipe! It has a thick meaty texture and a super rich delicious flavor. It's made with beef chuck, so it's affordable and easy to work with. It's also a beef ragu without wine, but instead gets that acidic backdrop from Balsamic Vinegar. And it's easy for busy moms because it's made in a slow cooker! Just toss all ingredients in, set for 6-8 hours, shred the beef, and that's it! #beefragu #meatsauce #ragurecipe #easyfamilydinners #dinnerideas #slowcooker #crockpot
Finely dice the carrots and onions. Mince the garlic cloves.
Put all ingredients into the slow cooker pot, starting with the beef chuck cubes, then adding all of the other ingredients. Mix to combine. Store in the fridge overnight to cook in the morning or move on to the next step.
In the morning, set your slow cooker to 6 or 8 hours, depending on your schedule.
When the beef is fall apart tender, scoop all of the cubes out of the sauce and shred them. Leave your Slow Cooker on the warm setting. Once shredded, add it back to the sauce in the slow cooker.
Cook your pappardelle pasta in a large pot of water with a large pinch of salt. Follow package instructions. Cook to al dente and then strain the pasta.
While the pasta is cooking, you can give the fresh parsley a rough chop and either tear the basil into pieces or roll the leaves and slice across to chiffonade it.
Mix the pasta and some of the sauce. Serve and garnish with the basil, parsley, and parmesan. Enjoy!
You could also make this recipe in the oven by braising the beef with the same exact ingredients in a dutch oven in the oven for 3-4 hours until the beef is pull apart tender.