Beef Ragu


August 25, 2018

Beef Ragu 5 0 5 1

The meat is so tender it flakes apart. Hearty and also full of flavour the perfect comfort meal for those cooler nights !

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 6 hrs
  • 15 mins

    6 hrs

    6 hrs 15 mins

  • Yields: 5-6


500g diced beef

2 mushrooms sliced

2 celery sticks, trimmed, finely chopped

2 carrots, peeled, finely chopped

1 brown onion, finely chopped

2 x garlic cloves, finely chopped

1 x 700g btl passata (tomato pasta sauce)

1/3 cup red wine or balsamic vinegar

1 cup chicken stock

1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves

Pinch of white or raw sugar

Finely grated parmesan, to serve

2 dried bay leaves

1 teaspoon parsley

1 teaspoon of paprika


1Sauté beef in batches set aside. (optional)

2Sauté onion and garlic then add the beef followed by the rest of the ingredients

3Slow cook for 4-6 hours on low

4Add cornflour paste to thicken and then pour into a glass bowl and use a 2 forks to break apart the beef this is optional but it's nicer tossed through the pasta when it's not as chunky and it helps to find the bay leaves so you can take them out

5Serve with pasta or mash and top with Parmesan


1This recipe is great to cook in big batches for the freezer and its very diverse, you can serve it over pasta, mash, sweet potato mash, jacket potato or on toast! I also remove the beef after its cooked and blend the sauce that way all the vegetables are hidden from the eyes of Miss fussy 5!

Submitted Jarrah King


1 Review


January 29, 2019

This is superb! the kids loved it the big people loved it all rounder easy meal. I used gnocchi instead of standard pasta and have the kids wanting it again and again. winner!!

All fields are required to submit a review.

Please note that all comments are held in moderation and manually approved. It may be several minutes until you see yours. Please Do Not resubmit your comment during this time.

%d bloggers like this: