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Slow Cooker Sunday Gravy

Slow Cooker Sunday Gravy
PREP TIME
10 min
COOK TIME
8h 20 min
YIELDS
6 - 8 servings

This sauce showcases tomatoes three ways: sun-dried tomatoes add sweetness and body, toasted tomato paste adds intense flavour, while crushed tomatoes melt down into this hearty sauce.

Courtesy of Food Network Kitchen.

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Ingredients

2
Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 ½
lb(s) hot Italian sausage links
2
Tbsp tomato paste
4
beef short ribs (about 2 lbs)
2
tsp dried Italian herb mix
6
cloves garlic, smashed
6
sun-dried tomatoes, preferably not oil-packed
2
(28-oz) cans crushed tomatoes
1
large onion, chopped
1
bay leaf
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1
lb(s) rigatoni or ziti
Freshly grated Parmesan or pecorino
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Directions

Step 1

Heat a large skillet or a 5 1/2- to 6-quart stovetop-safe slow cooker insert over medium-high heat. Add the oil and sausage and cook, turning occasionally, until brown all over, 7 to 8 minutes. Push the sausage to the side of the cooker. Add the tomato paste and cook, stirring, until brick red, about 1 minute. Add 1/2 cup water and bring to a boil, stirring to scrape up the browned bits.

Step 2

Add the short ribs, Italian herbs, garlic, sun-dried tomatoes, crushed tomatoes, onions, bay leaf, 1 tablespoon salt and some pepper to the insert and put it into the slow cooker. If you’re using a skillet, transfer the tomato mixture to the slow cooker at this point. Cover the cooker, set it on low and cook until the beef is very tender, 6 to 8 hours.

Step 3

When ready to serve, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook, stirring occasionally, until al dente, about 10 minutes. Drain.

Step 4

Transfer the sausage and beef to a cutting board, slice into serving portions and arrange on a serving platter. Toss the pasta with some of the sauce and transfer to a serving bowl.

Step 5

Serve the meat and pasta with the Parmesan and remaining sauce on the side. Freeze any leftover sauce for up to 1 month.

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