Italian beef ragu
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Delicious Italian beef ragu Recipe

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Italian beef ragu
Prep Time : 0:15 | Cook Time : 2:24 | Total Time : 2:39 | Serving : 4 person.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 750g gravy beef, trimmed, cut into 3cm cubes

  • 1 large brown onion, finely chopped

  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed

  • 2 medium carrots, peeled, halved, sliced

  • 2 celery stalks, sliced

  • 4 slices pancetta, chopped

  • 2 tablespoons plain flour

  • 2 dried bay leaves

  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme

  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh sage leaves

  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

  • 1 cup red wine

  • 1 cup Massel beef stock

  • 400g can diced tomatoes

  • Cooked pasta, to serve

Method

  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 180°C/160°C fan-forced. Heat half the oil in a large, heavy-based, flameproof casserole dish over medium-high heat. Cook beef, in batches, for 5 to 6 minutes or until browned. Transfer to a bowl.

  • Step 2

    Heat remaining oil in dish. Add onion, garlic, carrot, celery and pancetta. Cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until onion has softened. Return beef to dish. Add flour. Cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add bay leaves, thyme, rosemary and sage.

  • Step 3

    Stir in vinegar, wine, stock and tomato. Cover. Bring to the boil. Transfer to oven. Bake for 2 hours or until beef is tender. Serve with pasta.

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