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3-Hour Slow-Cooked Beef, Porcini and Tomato Ragu

This warming braise may take three hours to develop its richly layered and delicious flavours, yet it only requires 30 minutes of your effort to prep. Once that’s done, the rest of the cooking time is hands-free, so you can relax while the house is filled with an irresistible aroma and the promise of good things to come.

60+ Minutes




Prepare Ingredients

Preheat oven to 150°C fan-forced. Finely chop onion. Peel and crush garlic. Cut beef into 4cm pieces



Brown Beef and Cook Vegetables

Heat 20ml (1 tablespoon) oil in a heavy-based saucepan with a lid over medium heat. Add beef, season and cook in batches, turning occasionally, for 5 minutes or until browned. Remove from pan and set aside. Reduce heat to medium-low, add onion and ½ the garlic and cook for 5–7 minutes or until softened. Add tomato paste and cook, stirring, for 3 minutes or until deep red in colour.



Slow-Cook Ragu

Return beef to pan with porcini and cherry tomatoes. Dissolve stock cube in 375ml (1½ cups) boiling water and add to pan. Cover with lid, transfer to oven to cook for 2½ hours or until beef is very tender.



Make Gremolata

While ragu is cooking, roughly chop parsley. Place in a bowl with remaining olive oil. Finely zest and juice lemon and add to bowl with salt and pepper. Mix well to combine and set aside.



Cook Pasta

Cook pasta in a large saucepan of salted, boiling water for 9 minutes or until al dente. Drain.



Plate Up

Remove ragu from oven and, keeping it in the pan, use 2 forks to shred beef, leaving some large pieces. Season with salt and pepper. Divide pasta between bowls and top with ragu, gremolata and parmesan to serve.

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3-Hour Slow-Cooked Beef, Porcini and Tomato Ragu

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