Slow Cooked Beef Ragu. And while this Slow Cooked Shredded Beef Ragu Sauce will be great with any type of pasta, the best pasta for a rich sauce like this ragu is pappardelle. This wide, flat pasta is especially great for this recipe because the shredded beef clings to the wide strands. This slow cooker beef ragu is the first recipe I made from the book and it was every bit as luscious and comforting as I expected it to be.
With all the magic happening in your slow cooker, come home to a satisfying, ready-made home cooked dinner! This slow cooker beef ragu has a delicious sauce that has chunky vegetables such as carrots and celery. As with any ragu, it goes perfect with a serving of pappardelle pasta. You can have Slow Cooked Beef Ragu using 16 ingredients and 9 steps. Here is how you cook it.
Ingredients of Slow Cooked Beef Ragu
- Prepare of Aberdeen Angus Slow Cook Diced Beef,.
- Prepare of Tagliatelle nests,.
- Prepare of a quality beef stock cube,.
- You need of garlic, crushed,.
- It’s of sprigs of fresh Thyme,.
- You need of tomato pureé paste,.
- Prepare of tinned tomatoes,.
- Prepare of carrot, diced small,.
- It’s of celery chopped finely,.
- You need of a red onion, diced small,.
- You need of cooking oil for frying,.
- You need of Salt and pepper to season,.
- It’s of (heaped), quality cocoa powder,.
- You need of red wine.
- It’s of malt vinegar.
- It’s of Grated parmesan (optional).
When you bite into this delicious dish, you will be greeted with a delicious tomato sauce. A slow-cooked beef ragu should be part of every cook's recipe arsenal – it's unashamedly easy to make and makes you look like a pro. It's an ideal dinner party dish as it can all be made ahead of time and reheated with ease. Ideally serve with pappardelle, wide flat pasta that the sauce can envelope.
Slow Cooked Beef Ragu step by step
- Add a medium to large saucepan (one with a lid available), to a hob on a high heat. Add the cooking oil. Once warm add the onions and fry for 1-2 minutes then add the vinegar. Stir through and then add the celery and carrots. Season with salt and pepper. Fry whilst occasionally stirring for a few minutes..
- Next add in the diced beef. Stir and combine with the veg. Fry until brown. Turn the heat down to medium. Add the garlic, and tomato paste. Stir together with the beef until it's nicely coated. Crumble in the beef stock cube and add the tinned tomatoes..
- Allow to simmer for around 3-4 minutes. Next add the red wine and the cocoa powder. Stir it through until dissolved. The sauce should now look beautifully rich and Brown..
- Take a few sprigs of fresh Thyme and place on top of the mixture. Place on the lid of the saucepan and turn the hob heat down to low..
- Allow to simmer on a very low heat for 3-4 hours, returning to occasionally remove the lid and give it a stir. If the sauce reduces too much, simply add a few tbsp of water in to keep it from drying out, you'll probably need to do this every hour..
- You'll know the Ragu is ready once the meat is so tender and succulent that it just falls apart when you touch it with a fork. Remove the sprigs of Thyme and discard. Keep warm over a very low heat while you prepare the pasta..
- I find Ragu is nice served with some tagliatelle, but you can opt for other types of pasta too if you'd like. Bring a large pan of salted water to a boil and prepare the pasta according to packet instructions..
- Once ready, drain it off, season with salt and pepper and add the Ragu a spoon at a time to the tagliatelle and gently mix through to coat the pasta..
- Serve up and grate over a little parmasan to finish. This is lovely served alone or alongside some garlic Ciabatta as a side dish. Enjoy!.
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