Every country, every culture, every community and every family have their own unique versions of a traditional meat sauce. For some, this classic dish is dubbed a 'Beef Ragù', the literal translation of Ragù being 'a sauce made with meat and tomatoes'. There is a clear reason why this sultry sauce has been passed down from generation to generation, and once you try this incredible recipe for Slow Cooker Beef Ragù, you too will understand the magic of this meal.
Served simply over pasta, a beef ragù is perfect for slow cooking, as you can utilize the too-often-overlooked cuts of brisket or beef chuck, which tenderize beautifully over the course of the 7-hour cooking process. The types of dishes that tend to withstand the test of time and popularize across borders and cultures tend to be dishes that are as simple and inexpensive as they are delicious. Classic dishes such as this wholesome beef ragù offer up comfort and heartiness in every taste, and conjure incredible food memories within each bite; thus encompassing the true language of food.
Pro tip: For an even punchier sauce that will knock you off of your feet, once cooked in the slow cooker, remove the brisket pieces and shred them as instructed; however, this time, set them to one side before returning them to the sauce. Pour the sauce into a saucepan and add ¼ cup of red wine and simmer until the sauce has reduced by ⅓. Return the shredded beef to the sauce and enjoy!