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A white plate with shredded beef ragu over pasta
Slow Cooker Shredded Beef Ragu
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
6 hrs
Total Time
6 hrs 10 mins

Slow Cooker Shredded Beef Ragu served with pasta, a complete dinner meal for your family. Jam-packed with rich Italian flavours, this dish is the best comfort food no matter the season.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: beef chuck recipes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 310 kcal
Author: Daniela Apostol
  • 1 lb beef chuck steak (about 500 g)
  • 2 carrots
  • 2 celery sticks
  • 1 large onion
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1/4 tsp salt and pepper
  • 2 tbsp grated parmesan
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  1. Season the steak with salt and pepper.

  2. Heat up the oil in a pan over a medium heat, and brown the steak on both sides for 3-4 minutes.

  3. Remove from the pan and transfer it to the slow cooker.

  4. Peel and chop the onion, garlic, carrots and celery sticks.

  5. In the same pan, fry the onions until soft adding more oil if necessary.

  6. Add the chopped garlic, carrots and celery, give it a good stir, then add the canned tomatoes and beef broth.

  7. Transfer everything to the slow cooker and leave to cook on high for 5-6 hours or on low for 8-10 hours until the beef is tender and the sauce has thicken.

  8. Use 2 forks to shred the beef if there are big chunks, although at this stage the beef is very tender and fall apart easily.

  9. Add the parmesan, season to taste, and garnish with chopped parsely.

  10. Serve with any pasta of your choice.

Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Shredded Beef Ragu
Amount Per Serving
Calories 310 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 10g50%
Cholesterol 71mg24%
Sodium 505mg21%
Potassium 535mg15%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 25g50%
Vitamin A 5224IU104%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 68mg7%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.