Recipes and Cooking Beef and Carrot Ragu 3.9 (54) 4 Reviews Choose the red wine option in this slow cooker recipe for even more rich, deep flavor. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on December 1, 2011 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Andy Lyons Prep Time: 25 mins Slow Cook Time: 3 hrs Total Time: 3 hrs 25 mins Servings: 4 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 1 - 1 ½ pound boneless beef short ribs Salt and ground black pepper 10 cloves garlic 8 ounce pkg. peeled fresh baby carrots, chopped 1 pound Roma tomatoes, chopped ½ 6 ounce can tomato paste with basil, garlic, and oregano ½ cup water or red wine Fresh basil leaves (optional) Directions Trim excess fat from rib meat. Cut beef in chunks, then sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper. Place beef in a 3 1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker. Smash garlic clove with the flat side of a chef's knife or meat mallet. Separate and discard garlic skins. Place smashed garlic on beef. Add carrots and tomatoes to slow cooker. In a medium bowl, whisk together tomato paste and water or wine. Poor over meat and vegetables. Cover and cook on HIGH for 3 to 4 hours or on LOW for 6 to 8 hours. Stir well before serving. Top servings with basil leaves. For easy cleanup: Line your slow cooker with a disposable slow cooker liner. Add ingredients as directed in recipe. Once your dish is finished cooking, spoon the food out of your slow cooker. Once the food is out of your slow cooker liner, simply dispose of the liner. Do not lift or transport liner with food inside. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 509 Calories 42g Fat 15g Carbs 19g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 4 Calories 509 % Daily Value * Total Fat 42g 54% Saturated Fat 18g 90% Cholesterol 86mg 29% Sodium 568mg 25% Total Carbohydrate 15g 5% Total Sugars 8g Protein 19g Vitamin C 21.3mg 107% Calcium 60.6mg 5% Iron 3.2mg 18% Potassium 698mg 15% Folate, total 40.3mcg Vitamin B-12 2.9mcg Vitamin B-6 0.6mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.