Ragu with Beef and Sausage

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Ragu with Beef and Sausage

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time3 hrs
Course: Main Course
Diet: Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Low Carb
Keyword: Keto
Main Protein: Beef, Ground Beef, Pork
Cooking Method: Slow Cooker
Servings: 8
Calories: 361kcal


  • 1 lb. ground beef browned
  • 1 lb. ground Italian sausage* browned
  • 1 onion diced
  • 4 clove garlic minced
  • 1/2 zucchini chopped
  • red bell pepper diced
  • 2 28 oz. diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1/4 cup red wine
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • 1 tsp. basil
  • 1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • 1 large (gallon) freezer bag or reusable silicone bag

optional for serving day:

  • fresh basil chopped
  • Parmesan cheese shredded


Assembly instructions:

  • Brown the ground beef and the sausage.
  • Allow them to cool. Add them into a large resealable freezer bag.
  • Chop the onion, zucchini, and red pepper. Mince the garlic.
  • Add the chopped vegetables and all other ingredients to the bag. Squish to combine.
  • Remove the extra air from the bag and seal before freezing.

Slow Cooker Cooking Instructions:

  • Thaw.
  • Dump the bag contents into the crockpot.
  • Cook on high for 2-4 hours.
  • Serve over noodles or rice.
  • If you want, you can sprinkle fresh basil and shredded Parmesan cheese before serving.


*If you like things with a kick, you can use spicy Italian sausage.
This recipe is gluten-free and keto-friendly. Of course, you'll need to serve it over a pasta alternative such as spiralized vegetables for it to be fully gluten-free and keto!


Calories: 361kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 83mg | Sodium: 805mg | Potassium: 400mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 117IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 2mg