Short Rib Ragu Bucatini

Nothing Short Of Spectacular!

Difficulty: Easy

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cooking Time: 9+ hours


Bucatini pasta

2 1/2- 3lbs boneless short ribs

1 sweet onion, diced

2 large carrots, diced or sliced

1 celery stalk, small dice

2 cups veal demi-glace

2 cups red wine

3 cup of Marinara sauce or Passata

7 cloves garlic, whole

1 tbsp Italian seasoning

1 tsp Herb de Provence

3 bay leaves, whole

2 tbsp tomato paste

1 tbsp sugar

olive oil

grated Parmesan cheese, garnish

minced parsley, garnish



Cooking Tools

Large slow cooker

Stock Pot

Large frying pan/skillet


Salt and pepper short ribs, in a large skillet with a coating of olive oil on medium high heat, sear and brown short ribs on all sides. Place all the browned short ribs in the slow cooker, add; onions, carrots, celery, demi-glace, red wine, marinara sauce, garlic cloves, seasonings, sugar, salt & pepper.  Save the tomato paste towards the end of cooking.  Slow cook on high for about 8-9 hours. After the 9 hour cooking time, remove short ribs and shred, but leave some large chunks, place back in cooking liquid and then add the tomato paste to thicken, remove bay leaves and discard. Continue to cook the ragu, also in the meantime cook pasta to al dente.  Drain pasta completely and add to the sauce in the slow cooker and toss until pasta is coated, cover and let cook 10 more minutes for the sauce to penetrate the pasta.  Dish pasta and garnish with grated Parmesan cheese and minced parsley. You may also drizzle with some olive oil.

Serves 6

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