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Beef Ragu

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 pounds chuck beef
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 2 celery, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 cups red wine
  • 28 ounces crushed tomatoes
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 pound pappardelle pasta, cooked
  • 1 handful freshly grated Parmesan
  • 1 handful fresh parsley, chopped
  • Salt, as preferred
  • Pepper, as preferred

Steps

  1. Season beef with salt and pepper.
  2. In a large skillet/dutch oven, heat olive oil. Add chuck beef, brown, then remove from skillet.
  3. Add onions, carrots and celery. Cook down as much moisture as you can. Add garlic, tomato paste and incorporate.
  4. Add red wine, beef broth, crushed tomatoes, then return meat and mix.
  5. Add rosemary, thyme, and bay leaf. Close lid and simmer for 3 hours. Stirring occasionally.
  6. Remove herbs, shred beef and stir.
  7. Add cooked pasta (al dente), stir and coat.
  8. Serve with freshly grated parmesan and parsley.