KID NOTE: The chard was not well received. But they did great with the pasta and meat. I added a couple of carrot sticks to the plate.
VEGETARIAN TIP: Skip the meat. Add mushrooms to the onions and leeks. Instead of slow cooking, cook on the stovetop with remaining ingredients until mushrooms are tender.
GLUTEN MODIFICATIONS: Use gluten free Worcestershire and brown rice pasta.
When is the beef stock used?
Add it to the slow cooker with the tomato paste, Worcestershire, and wine.
We used the gluten free modification. My kids loved the “round crispy bacon”! ??
The store didn’t have short ribs so we used chuck roast; it tasted great. Also, it turns out none of us like Swiss chard – so will use a different veg next time :)!