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Slow cooked beef ragu

Tender beef ragu with rich and delicious ingredients

6

Serves

15 mins

Prep Time

4 hrs

Cook Time

Beef + Lamb New Zealand

Recipe author

Beef + Lamb New Zealand

This Slow Cooked Beef Ragu is one of our favourite pasta dishes! Slow cooking creates deliciously rich and tender fall apart beef which is then garnished with a healthy serving of Parmesan cheese. Beautiful!

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Ingredients

Beef

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1.2kg Quality Mark bolar roast

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2 Tbsp olive oil

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1 onion

diced

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4 garlic cloves

thinly sliced

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1½ cups beef stock

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400g can of chopped tomatoes

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3 sprigs fresh thyme

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½ tsp sugar

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2 red capsicums

chargrilled, seeds removed and sliced into strips

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½ cup basil leaves

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1 Tbsp white flour

To Serve

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400g pasta

cooked according to packet instructions

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½ cup grated Parmesan cheese

Method

To Slow Cook

1

Cut Beef into four or five large pieces.

2

Season with salt and pepper, and drizzle with a little olive oil.

3

Heat a large frypan over a medium-high heat.

4

Brown the pieces of Beef well on all sides.

5

Remove and place in slow cooker bowl.

6

Reduce heat, add a little oil to the frypan and onion and garlic.

7

Cook for 1–2 minutes, stirring occasionally.

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Add the flour and stir to scrape up residue from the base of the pan and ensure the onion is coated with the flour.

9

Gradually pour in the stock and stir until the mixture boils.

10

Pour over the Beef in slow cooker dish.

11

Add the tomatoes and thyme and a small pinch of sugar.

12

Cover the slow cooker with its lid, cook on low setting for 6-8 hours and then 1 hour on high setting (if you have time).

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Alternatively, cook on the high setting for 4-5 hours.

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To serve, shred the Beef with two forks.

15

Stir in the capsicum and basil leaves.

16

Serve over pasta and sprinkle with parmesan.

Nutrition Information per Serving (384g)

This dish is packed with iron, zinc and vitamin B12 contributing to immunity and energy levels.

Energy

1464kJ (349 kcal)

Protein

48.4g

Total Fat

14.4g

Saturated Fat

5g

Carbs

6.6g

Dietary Fibre

g

Sodium

127mg

Iron

5mg

Zinc

11.3mg

Vitamin B12

8.2µg