So happy I stumbled upon this recipe. Its been unseasonably cold this Spring so far and I haven’t been able to tuck the crock pot away just yet. This is an easy, low budget recipe that can feed a crowd.
As most of you know that’s my FAVORITE kind of recipe! Give this one a try, you can make it the night before, its great for a group and the leftovers heat up great too! Check out the recipe:
1 pound ground beef
1 tablespoonchopped garlic
1 teaspoongarlic powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 (24 ounce) jars prepared pasta sauce
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 (25 ounce) package cheese ravioli, thawed if frozen
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir beef, garlic, garlic powder, salt, and pepper in the hot skillet until meat is browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes. Drain and discard grease.
Stir pasta sauce, Italian seasoning, basil, and oregano into ground beef mixture.
Ladle a generous layer of meat sauce into the bottom of a slow cooker; add a layer of ravioli. Ladle another layer of meat sauce over ravioli layer; alternate with remaining ravioli and meat sauce until all ingredients are used.
Cook on Low for 3 to 5 hours. Sprinkle ravioli mixture with mozzarella cheese and continue cooking until cheese is melted, 45 minutes to 1 hour more.