Red Wine Slow Cooker Short Rib Ragu
Red Wine Slow Cooker Short Rib Ragu is a bowl of comforting, warm and hearty pasta that sets just the right tone for the holiday season. With the weather getting chilly outside, there’s nothing like a rich and meaty meal to bring everyone around the dinner table. Plus it’s oh-so easy to make with your handy dandy slow cooker or electric pressure cooker!
This time of year, I just want to eat all of the beef and carb things.
Curling up with a big ol’ bowl of something warm and comforting is basically my life, as I snuggle up on the couch watching the Christmas tree sparkle and the dogs fight over their toys.
With a little Christmas music in the background, it’s impossible to resist this little scene of festive joy!
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Of course, this is also the ideal meal to be serving up for your holiday dinner parties! It’s an incredibly easy dinner to make and you can easily double the recipe in any standard slow cooker or electronic pressure cooker with ease.
I personally love this dish because it is so rich and savory. The red wine and brandy in the sauce help break down the short ribs to be tender and oh-so juicy. Once you shred the meat and return it to the sauce, it forms this ragu with such an intense depth of flavor to it. It’s savory but balanced, herbaceous but with a touch of acidity.
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Day One – Red Wine Slow Cooker Short Rib Ragu
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