Simple Steak and Mushroom Ragu {Crock Pot}

Tender shreds of beef in a seasoned tomato sauce make for the perfect cozy dinner on a chilly winter night! Add on top of a pasta or your choice or spaghetti squash for a lower carb meal. Easy, delicious and oh so good!

When Italian food and steak meet, you know its about to get tasty up in here! I did zero planning for this recipe. All I knew was that I wanted to make a tomato based ragu to top on my spaghetti and wanted to use steak as my protein. And that I wanted to cook it in a Crock Pot… because who doesn’t love a good Crock Pot recipe?!

This ragu far exceeded my expectations in every possible way! Especially considering I was winging the whole recipe 😂 The steak was tender and juicy, the ragu was flavorful and fresh, and the tomatoes and steak paired so well together. IT WAS SO COZY AND COMFORTING. Especially on these chilly nights as of late. The first thing Simon said when he took a bite was “this one is going in the rotation.” Just from that, I knew this recipe was a winner!

WHAT YOU NEED

  • Steak – I used flank steak because it is a leaner cut of steak and also easy to shred once cooked
  • Garlic cloves – these really give the ragu a fresh flavor! I would highly recommend the minced cloves over garlic powder if possible.
  • Tomato paste
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Onion
  • Celery
  • Mushrooms
  • Beef broth

WHAT TO EAT WITH

This steak ragu is good on its own but also pairs awesome with just above anything you can think of. Some of my favorite ways to eat it:

  • On top of pasta – angel hair spaghetti is my go-to!
  • On top of spaghetti squash for a delicious, lower-carb pasta-like option
  • On top or alongside rice/cauliflower rice
  • Stuffed in or alongside a baked or sweet potato, air fried or roasted potoatoes
  • On top of some toast
  • Alongside a grilled cheese

As you can see, there is no wrong way to eat it here! Whatever sounds good, go with it!

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Yield: 8

Simple Steak and Mushroom Ragu

Simple Steak and Mushroom Ragu

Tender shreds of beef in a seasoned tomato sauce make for the perfect cozy dinner on a chilly winter night! Add on top of a pasta or your choice or spaghetti squash for a lower carb meal. Easy, delicious and oh so good!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 21 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1.5 pounds flank steak (24 oz), trimmed of fat and cut against the grain into 4 pieces
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste (165g)
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes (424g)
  • 1 small onion, diced (175g)
  • 3 celery stalks, diced (116g)
  • 1 cup mushrooms (75g)
  • ¼ cup reduced sodium beef broth (60 mL)

Instructions

  1. Spray a small skillet with cooking spray and add minced garlic. Season steak with salt and pepper on both sides and add to skillet. Cook on medium heat for 2 minutes. Flip, and cook another minute.
  2. Transfer the steak to the Crock Pot. Add the tomato paste, diced tomatoes, onion, celery, mushrooms and beef broth.
  3. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 4 hours. Using two forks, shred the beef in the pot.
  4. Top on top of some pasta, spaghetti squash or piece of toast, sprinkle with some parmesan and enjoy!

Notes

MFP entry: Lauren Fit Foodie Simple Steak Ragu

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1/8 of recipe (130g)

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 226Total Fat: 8gCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 26g

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