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Try it, time it, taste it, blog it Pt 2. Beef ragu.

The Challenge continues… read about it here! New recipe no 4 for the week was slightly clouded due to sick kids and no desire to go the shops. So it became a game of ‘what’s in the cupboard’? Still wanting to complete the challenge I found some beef steak in the freezer and went about investigating something new to cook. Enter good old Jamie Oliver and a few modifications and we have delicious Beef Ragu.

Find the original recipe here.

I had a few ingredients missing and added a few of my own.. So here’s my Recipe…

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Easy Beef Ragu

1kg Beef Rump Steak chopped into small pieces (in thermie reverse sp 6 20 sec)

1 clove garlic

2 carrots

500 g of tomatoes chopped ( I had lots left from the inlaws!)

2 tblspn vegetable stock

500 ml water

2 cups of red wine

oregano

basil

bay leaf

Method

Blitz garlic and carrot Spd 5 for 10 sec.  (or grate carrot and chop garlic finely)

In a large pot brown garlic and carrot. Add the beef and fry till brown.

Add stock, water, tomatoes and red wine and bring to the boil.

Add the herbs and let it all simmer until most of the liquid evaporates. (approx. 40 mins on low)

Serve with your favourite pasta.image

 

Letting it simmer slowly until liquid evaporates makes the flavours stronger!

To sum up for the challenge, it was delicious and the red wine in it gave it a lovely winter feel. It takes longer than a bolognaise to make so its not ideal for a work night but it could be done. While its simmering away im sure there’s many other things to get done! Bath the kids while its cooking then eat!

 

 

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