One Pot Beef Cheek Ragu

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April 8, 2021

One Pot Beef Cheek Ragu 0 0 5 0

Serve with grated Parmesan, fresh herbs and crusty bread to scoop up that soft meat and to mop up the delicious sauce.

  • Prep: 10 hrs
  • Cook: 6 hrs 45 mins
  • 10 hrs

    6 hrs 45 mins

    16 hrs 45 mins

  • Yields: Serves 6

Ingredients

1.2kg beef cheek

200gm smoked streaky bacon

700gm jar passata

500ml water

3 oxo beef stock cubes

2 x 140gm punnet of tomato paste

4-6 medium flat mushrooms

1 punnet cherry tomatoes

2 carrots finely diced

2 large celery stalks finely diced

2 large onions sliced

6 garlic cloves

2 tsp Italian Herbs

1/2 tsp cinnamon

2 Tbs balsamic vinegar

1 Tbs brown sugar

500gm packet of your favourite pasta or 400gm of pasta if you want it less thick and saucier

Directions

1In a small frying pan, saucepan or a searing slow cooker, add a bit of olive oil, add onions, bacon and garlic. Cook until softened. Add balsamic vinegar and brown sugar. Cook until the vinegar has thickened. Add to slow cooker if done in a frying pan.

2Add the remaining ingredients, except the pasta.

3Cook on low for 6 hours.

4Remove beef cheeks and shred.

5Return to the slow cooker.

6Turn the slow cooker to high, add the pasta and cook approx 45 mins or until the pasta is cooked.

7Serve with Parmesan, chopped fresh herbs if you wish and crusty bread.

Notes

1This meal is a super easy one pot wonder. It’s so full of flavour and the beef cheeks melt in the mouth. My families favourite.

2Serve with grated Parmesan, fresh herbs and crusty bread to scoop up that soft meat and to mop up the delicious sauce.

Submitted by Kirsty Crack

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