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Slow-Cooker Beef Ragu

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Served over pasta or polenta, or in sandwich rolls, this simple meat dish becomes a star.

Source: Everyday Food, March 2012
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  • hayley3
    6 MAR, 2017
    So what I wonder is, why not cut the meat into chunks so it cooks faster.....and doesn't meat love slow cooking, why cook it on high...just cut into chunks and let it slowly simmer.
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  • Carol Chisholm
    20 APR, 2013
    This recipe was awesome loved it, so gender and flavourful. Cooked 2 eye of round in this liquid and the best part added veggies and barley the next day to the liquid for a hearty beef barley soup. Definitely a keeper.
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  • ethnic cook
    7 APR, 2013
    This recipe needs a lot of fixing. It was a total disappointment and a waste of meat!!!.
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  • thejunkdrunk
    13 FEB, 2013
    This is such a delicious start to beef ragu. I expanded on it here with diced tomatoes, red wine, beef stock, and a few key garnishes: http://thejunkdrunk.wordpress.com/2013/02/14/deep-stir-braised-beef-ragu-with-fettuccine/
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  • Mark Reid
    8 FEB, 2013
    Great recipe! Following the reviews, I used 1 cup beef broth and 1 cup red wine instead of water, and added about 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes. It was done in 8 hours and I served it over a bed of paparadelle pasta. I added a dollop of sour cream to the finished plate. Delicious!
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  • Laurel MI
    25 NOV, 2012
    Cooked for 9 hrs on low and it turned out great! Used 1 cup beef broth and 1 cup water. Agreed it could be seasoned more, but my husband and I were happy regardless.
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  • lolasalazar
    21 AUG, 2012
    Made this this weekend. After reading the reviews about it being bland, I used red wine and vegetable broth instead of water, which adds no extra flavor. It was absolutely delicious. I cooked it on low for 8 hours and it shredded beautifully. Will totally make this again.
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  • tamotv
    23 MAY, 2012
    Was so bland and not tender (after cooking on high for 4 1/2 hours) - I added about half a cup of red wine, about a teaspoon more salt and about half a teaspoon crushed red pepper. Still had to cook it another few hours to make it tender. I think this is one of those recipes that absolutely needs to be SLOW cooked for at least the 9 hours suggested.
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  • tamotv
    23 MAY, 2012
    Was so bland and not tender (after cooking on high for 4 1/2 hours) - I added about half a cup of red wine, about a teaspoon more salt and about half a teaspoon crushed red pepper. Still had to cook it another few hours to make it tender. I think this is one of those recipes that absolutely needs to be SLOW cooked for at least the 9 hours suggested.
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  • rkravitz04
    12 APR, 2012
    This was terribly bland, I don't know if I didn't use enough meat, but it just tasted like nothing.
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