Crock Pot Ragu

While this was a bit more work than some of my other crock pot recipes but it is so good and worth the effort! This makes loads and freezes really well.

crock pot ragu~the comyn space

You’ll Need:
3 slices bacon
1 lb ground beef 90% lean
12 oz ground turkey
4-6 oz hot italian sausage, removed from casings (I could only find 3 oz links)
1 tbsp canola oil
1 medium onion, diced
1 carrot, sliced
2 celery stalks, sliced
1 small can tomato paste
4 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup dry white wine
2 cups chicken stock
15 oz canned crushed tomatoes
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
1 bay leaf

Chop the bacon into 1-2 inch lengths and cook over medium heat in a dutch oven. When it begins to brown, after about 4 minutes, add in the ground beef. Cook until browned and crumbled. Put into slow cooker.

Add ground turkey and hot italian sausage to pan, cook until browned and crumbled. Add to slow cooker.

Return pan to medium heat and add oil, swirling to coat. Saute onion, carrot, and celery. Add tomato and garlic, cook for 2 minutes more. Add wine and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and let cook for a minute or two until the wine is mostly evaporated, scraping those tasty brown bits off the bottom of the pan. Add stock, tomatoes, salt, pepper and bag leaf to pan and bring to a boil. Carefully pour tomato mixture into the slow cooker and stir to combine.

Cook on low for 6 hours.

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