Slow-Cooker Beef and Onion Ragu
Onions are the surprising key to this dish’s rich flavor, but in the slow cooker, they misbehaved.
Why This Recipe Works
We capitalize don the slow cooker’s low, slow, moist cooking environment to make this meaty peasant-style pasta sauce. The long simmer required to break down the collagen and melt the fatty pockets of chuck-eye roast is easy work in the slow cooker. To ensure that the mixture didn’t become too soupy, we drew excess water out of the onions before adding them to the pot.