Slow-Cooker Pork Ragu with Tomatoes and Fennel

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    Total Time
    6hrs 10mins
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This easy ragu combines pork tenderloin with fennel, tomatoes, herbs, and plenty of white wine. Add all the ingredients at once, then let it cook in a slow cooker for around 6 hours, for a savory, aromatic meat sauce, perfect to pair with fresh pasta, polenta, or grains. For an extra thick sauce, shred the pork then prop the lid open and let it reduce for another 20-30 minutes. Since cuts of pork often vary in size, this is a perfect recipe for scaling up and down! Go to Prepare, click on Pork Tenderloin, weigh, and click Resize to adjust the amounts accordingly.

recipe updated Apr 3, 2018


  • Carrot icon
  • Fennel bulb icon
    Fennel bulb
    x 2
  • Onion icon
    x 1
  • Garlic clove icon
    Garlic clove
    x 6
  • Canned tomatoes icon
    Canned tomatoes
  • Tomato paste icon
    Tomato paste
  • Worcestershire sauce icon
    Worcestershire sauce
  • Fresh thyme icon
    Fresh thyme
    x 4
  • Bay leaves icon
    Bay leaves
  • Red pepper flakes icon
    Red pepper flakes
  • White wine icon
    White wine
  • Pork tenderloin icon
    Pork tenderloin
  • Salt & pepper icon
    Salt & pepper
    1 pinch


  • kCook icon Drop Scale
  • kCook icon Slow cooker
  • kCook icon Large mixing bowl
  • kCook icon Stockpot - 5 liter

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  1. Place a large mixing bowl on Drop Scale
  2. Add sliced carrot
  3. Add coarsely chopped fennel bulb
  4. Add chopped onion
  5. Add finely sliced garlic clove
  6. Add canned tomatoes
  7. Add tomato paste
  8. Add worcestershire sauce
  9. Add fresh thyme
  10. Add bay leaves
  11. Add red pepper flakes
  12. Add white wine
  13. Add pork tenderloin
  14. Transfer carefully to slow cooker
  15. Season with salt & pepper
  16. Cook for 6h on medium heat
  17. Serve
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