Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen
Save Recipe Print
Total:
8 hr 15 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
8 hr
Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Directions

Heat a heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Add the oil and then the sausage; cook, turning occasionally, until brown all over, about 5 minutes. Transfer the sausage to the slow cooker. Pour off and discard all the oil in the skillet and return it to the heat. Add the tomato paste and cook, stirring, until brick red, about 1 minute. Add the water and bring to a boil, stirring to scrape up the browned bits. Pour the mixture over the sausage.

Add the beef shins, crushed tomatoes, sun-dried tomatoes, onion, garlic, Italian herbs, bay leaf, salt, and pepper to taste. Set the slow cooker on LOW for 8 hours, cover, and cook until the beef is very tender.

When ready to serve, bring a large pot of water to a boil and salt it generously. Add the pasta to the boiling water and cook, stirring occasionally, until al dente, about 10 minutes. Transfer the sausage and beef to a cutting board, slice into serving portions, and arrange on a serving platter. Drain the pasta and toss with some of the sauce; transfer to a serving bowl.

Serve the meat and pasta separately with sauce on the side. Freeze any leftover sauce for up to 3 months.

Step Inside the Fantasy Kitchen

Take tour of Food Network Fantasy Kitchen with designer Shea McGee.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Sausage Gravy

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Homemade Gravy

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Roast Beef with Gravy

Recipe courtesy of Trisha Yearwood

Chicken Fried Steak with Gravy

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Roast Turkey Breast with Gravy

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

White Sausage Gravy

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Quick Italian Salad

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Italian Subs

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Chicken Fried Steak with Gravy

Recipe courtesy of The Neelys

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          Latest Stories