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Crock Pot Braised Beef Ragu With Polenta: delicious and comforting dinner idea. Super easy to make and perfect for the whole family. Perfect for the winter.

Crock Pot Braised Beef Ragu With Polenta

Crock Pot Braised Beef Ragu With Polenta: delicious and comforting dinner idea. Super easy to make and perfect for the whole family. Perfect for the winter.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 10 minutes
Servings 5 -6 servings
Calories 881 kcal
Author Tiffany Bendayan

Ingredients

For Beef Ragu

  • 4 lbs beef roast I used bottom round roast
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 jar pasta sauce
  • 2 Cups red Wine your favorite kind
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 2 carrots peeled and chopped
  • chopped Parsley
  • Olive Oil

For Polenta

  • 1/2 cup polenta/cornmeal
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup water
  • Parmesan or Romano Cheese to taste
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
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Instructions

  1. Place the onions, garlic, carrots and bay leaf on the bottom of the crock pot. Sprinkle with Italian Seasoning
  2. Chop meat in 2-3 pieces. Season with salt and pepper on every side
  3. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat and add 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  4. Sear the meat until browned on every side
  5. When meat has been seared, remove from heat and add it to the crockpot
  6. Reduce heat to medium and add the wine to the skillet. With a wooden spoon, scrape down the bottom of the pan to released the crunchy meat pieces. Add the tomato Sauce and mix with the wine. When sauce begins bubbling add it on top of the beef in the crock pot
  7. Cook on low for 8 hours or on high for 4 hours
  8. When time is up, remove the beef from crock pot and shred using 2 forks. Mix with the sauce and veggies
  9. Sprinkle the parsley
  10. For Polenta
  11. In a pot, add the milk, water, cheese and salt. Cook on medium heat
  12. When the liquid starts boiling, whisk in the cornmeal and continue whisking on medium- low heat for a few minutes until it becomes thick and creamy. Check for seasoning and add more cheese if desired

Recipe Notes

The beef can be frozen for months if desired
This dish can also be served with pasta instead of Polenta

Nutrition Facts
Crock Pot Braised Beef Ragu With Polenta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 881 Calories from Fat 396
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 44g 68%
Saturated Fat 19g 95%
Cholesterol 255mg 85%
Sodium 1052mg 44%
Potassium 2015mg 58%
Total Carbohydrates 29g 10%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 11g
Protein 75g 150%
Vitamin A 96.2%
Vitamin C 15.7%
Calcium 17.3%
Iron 57.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.