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Beef and Mushroom Ragu

  • Author: One Lovely Life
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 8oz mushrooms, finely minced
  • 1 onion, finely minced
  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced
  • 3 (14oz) cans diced tomatoes
  • 34 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil (or butter or ghee)


Stovetop Directions:

  1. In a large pot or Dutch oven, heat olive oil over low heat. Add ground beef and cook to brown. Add mushrooms and onions. Continue cooking until tender. Add garlic and cook 1 minute longer.
  2. Add tomato paste and diced tomatoes. Stir until well combined. Add basil and stir well. Set to simmer over very low heat 30-45 minutes. Taste and add additional basil, salt, or pepper, to taste.

Slow Cooker Directions:

  1. If desired, brown ground beef ahead of time. Add onions and sauté 10-15 minutes, or until onions are translucent.
  2. Add all ingredients to slow cooker. Set on low to cook 6-8 hours. Serve over pasta.