Saucy steak pasta


July 21, 2015

Saucy steak pasta 5 0 5 21
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 8 hrs
  • 20 mins

    8 hrs

    8 hrs 20 mins

  • Yields: 6


1kg chuck steak

1 onion sliced

1 carrot grated

1 teaspoon minced garlic

1 50g pkt tomato paste

1 beef stock cube with cup of water

1 teaspoon raw sugar

1 tablespoon sweet chilli sauce

2 tablespoons gravy powder

2 tablespoons tomato sauce

Sprinkle of mixed herbs

Flour seasoned with salt and pepper to coat.

3/4 packet of Penne pasta


1Dice beef and coat in seasoned flour and cook over medium-high heat in pan with melted margarine.

2After five minutes add onion and carrot and cook until soft. The beef does not have to be cooked through.

3Mix in all other ingredients and stir until all combined.


5Transfer to slow cooker and cook on low for 8+ hours. Stirring a couple of times towards the end as mixture will start to stick to sides.


7Stir in cooked Penne pasta and serve with grated Parmesan(optional) and whatever you like on the side ;)

Submitted by Shaya Wright


27 Reviews


May 12, 2022

Such a great recipe! I used rump steak as it was all that I had and added an extra carrot but otherwise made it exactly as per recipe. Will be using this on regular rotation from now on

Susan Williams

March 21, 2022

I followed the recipe, I did brown the meat etc. The only addition I made was a can of tomatoes at the end. Really very tasty and even better reheated. Will definitely make this again


November 1, 2021

Enjoyed it but would add greens to it next time, maybe bok choy.

Alison Armstrong

October 31, 2021

Cooked this last night, delicious! Will definitely become a regular, I increased meat, stock and pasta to feed my tribe with leftovers for sons lunches 🙂


October 28, 2021

Came home to allllll the delicious smells. And it didn’t disappoint. Oh my goodness. Yummo. Made it precisely to the recipe and it hit the spot. Going on high rotation in this household. 😋

Yes you could 🙂

Linda Quinn

May 25, 2021

Could I use rump steak as have some that needs using?

Tracey Davies

May 24, 2021

Beautiful one. Meat really tender and flavourful meal.


May 22, 2021

Absolutely delish! My Fiancé said it’s the best tradies lunch!! Although I cooked pasta separately with about 30mins left to cook and added it once finished as I wanted it more saucy, added some parmesan and it was perfect! Yummy!

Natalie Dodds

April 20, 2021

Loved this! Even added some fresh diced garlic and some bbq. Everyone enjoyed it and it’s different to having a tomato based pasta dish. Made plenty and got my Husband’s work lunch out of it too. Will definitely make again!

Paulene @ Slow Cooker Central

September 30, 2020

As recipe states it’s cooked pasta added to this one 🙂 Raw pasta would need much more liquid balance as it absorbs heaps when added raw.


September 29, 2020

Do you cook the pasta first? And do you have to cook the meat? I don’t like 2 step plans I just prefer to chuck everything in the slow cooker.

Kristy Garner

May 7, 2020

I didn’t bother dicing meat. Just floured blade steak and threw everything in slow cooker without pre cooking anything and it turned out amazing. Next time will add broccoli near the end.


April 30, 2020

I made this recipe today. Wow wow wow. This is a new favourite and will be a weekly meal. The only thing I did differently was I added a bit more garlic.

Pare Perez

July 6, 2018

Delicious, the meat was so tender added a bit more beef stock though during the cooking as the sauce looked thick. Will definitely make this again.

Jenny Williams

June 7, 2018

I made this last night and the whole family loved it. I didn’t do the whole par cook in the pan thing though. I put it all in the slow cooker together and it turned out fine.

I will definitely will be cooking this again

Cathy Ryan

June 3, 2018

Family favourite made exactly as per recipe


May 16, 2018

So delicious!!! Wanted to try this recipe for a while so I’m glad I did. Few alterations: no garlic, onion or flour (I loosly follow Fodmap diet) substituted half a courgette, green beans and glug of Worcestershire sauce. Used shin beef and didn’t pre-cook anything! I also don’t like adding thickeners at the beginning as due to work it cooks for nearly 11 hours. So I added gravy powder when I got home to thicken it up. Served with gluten free pasta and cheese! Sooooo delicious!!!! Definitely recommend for an easy, extremely cheap, meaty, slightly sweet pasta sauce with hidden veggies!!!

Sandra Thompson

March 20, 2018

Absolutely loved it, followed recipe exactly how it is wouldn’t change a thing.

Anna Robenn

February 23, 2018

Simply amazing.


July 29, 2017

Absolutely love this! The sauce is so good and the meat incredibly tender. We add a little extra sweet chilli sauce but that’s just to our taste. Highly recommend this recipe.


December 1, 2016

I found this recipe a little bit boring ( for our family ) it is nice and lives up to It’s name, its saucy steak and pasta lol but we like a little more oomph and had to alter it before serving great base recipe though 🙂


November 24, 2016

This was beautiful. We added chorizo and grated zucchini to it and Mr 8 who is usually really fussy ate some and enjoyed it. Will definitely make it a regular event in this household.


November 9, 2016

YUMMO!! I add an extra half a cup of stock, and whatever vegies I have, this is my go to meal on sports nights that is always that extra busy, all the kids love it

Colleen Snibson

September 16, 2016

Well, this was yum. I added extra ingredients to this. I added bacon, 1 grated zucchini, 1 grated parsnip, 1 grated turnip, 3 grated mushrooms (only had three in the fridge), half a green capsicum diced small, half a red capsicum diced small, and 2 stalks of celery diced small. My meat was a bit tough, but I think it was either that I overcooked because my slow cooker was bubbling away even on low, or it was just the cut of meat I used (Heart Smart, which doesn’t have the fat, but my kids complain with the fat on even though it makes the meat so much more tender).


September 1, 2016

It was so Yummy! Kids loved it


May 17, 2016

Followed recipe to a tee and found the meat was very dry, sauce however was delicious, any tips on making this without the meat bein dry?

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