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Paired with a Stout
YAYYAYAYAYAYAYAYYAY! Happy Friday, everyone! I hope you guys have amazing plans for the weekend! Zach and I plan on tackling a long trail run and then relaxing the rest of the weekend. We go away the following week, and sometimes it’s good to rest up before our lives get busy again!
This slow cooker beef ragu is totally a winter meal. I know. But as winter is my favorite time of year, I like to indulge in winter-like dishes all year round! This includes, but isn’t limited to soups, slow cooker meals and hearty pasta dishes.
This recipe is totally a double-whammy (yes, I just used that term). I combined hearty and slow cooker in one recipe and the result was just fab. Although completely different, this recipe definitely reminds me of my mother. She literally makes the best meat sauce. She uses country ribs as the protein, and her tomato base is seriously the complete opposite of what I used in this recipe. My mom wouldn’t touch whole canned tomatoes with a 10-foot pole, but somehow this recipe still reminds me of her. I definitely tend to lean towards meat sauces rather than your traditional marinaras. There is definitely more body and more flavor, and let’s be honest…you can whip up a marinara in like 10 minutes. A good ragu takes houuuuurrrrrs. Each have their purpose, and when hearty pasta is involved, a beef ragu is definitely a must.
This recipe is one you need to add to your fall meal plans guys! It’s a great addition to your Sunday suppers, and the leftovers are even better! Pair this slow cooker beef ragu with a hearty stout. It’s seriously a match made in heaven. Have a wonderful weekend friends! xo