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Beef and Carrot Ragout

A bowl of Beef and Carrot Ragout

Beef and Carrot Ragout

What to cook for dinner, I hear you say. Well here is a great recipe for those crisp nights. A hearty Beef and Carrot Ragout. Very simple and easy to prepare. This recipe is for a slow cooker which means all of the hard work is done at the beginning with the prep. Pop it all into the slow cooker then sit down and have a cup of tea. Enjoy!

Beef and Carrot Ragout

Serves 4

Ingredients

¼ cup plain flour
1kg gravy beef, cut into 5cm cubes
¼ cup olive oil
2 large brown onions, cut into wedges
2 garlic cloves, crushed
½ cup tomato paste
½ cup red wine
1 cup beef stock
3 sprigs thyme
3 large carrots, peeled, roughly chopped
cooked pappardelle pasta, to serve

Method

Place flour in a snap-lock bag.
Season with salt and pepper.
Add beef and shake bag to lightly coat beef in flour, shaking off excess.
Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat.
Add half the beef.
Cook, stirring occasionally, for 3 to 5 minutes or until browned.
Spoon into slow cooker.
Repeat with remaining beef.

Reduce frying pan heat to medium.
Add remaining oil and onion to pan.
Cook, stirring often, for 2 minutes or until soft.
Add garlic and tomato paste.
Cook for 1 minute.
Pour in wine.
Bring to the boil.
Simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes or until wine has reduced by half.
Add stock, thyme and carrots.
Bring to the boil.
Spoon sauce over beef and stir to combine.
Cover and cook on HIGH for up to 4 hours or LOW for 6 hours.
Season with salt and pepper.
Spoon over pasta and serve.

Hints

Use a timer and prepare earlier.
Can be reheated the next day.
Freeze for up to 3 months (without the pasta).
Try serving with mashed potato instead of pasta.

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Beef Stroganoff Recipe

A Beef Stroganoff Recipe for the whole family

Beef Stroganoff

Beef Stroganoff a Great Cheap Eat!

This Beef Stroganoff Recipe is very easy to whip up. There are only about 6 ingredients if you don’t count the frying oil and the garnish. How simple is that. Also this meal is relatively cheap to make as well. The only draw back is that there is a pre-packaged mixture which normally I wouldn’t use when cooking. We like to cook from scratch around here. However this is a quick go to meal when you are out of time and ideas, which happens to us all at some time or another.Enjoy!

Serves 4

Ingredients

1 packet of Beef Stroganoff Mix
500g round beef, cut into strips
400g long grain rice
100ml sour cream
1 onion, chopped
200g mushrooms, sliced
Oil for frying
Parsley for garnish

Method

Heat oil in a heavy based frying pan. Add onion and cook over medium heat for one minute, then add beef and brown.

Add the Beef Stroganoff Mix and mushrooms. Bring to the boil, simmer for 5 minutes then stir in sour cream.

Serve with steamed long grain rice and garnish with roughly chopped parsley.

Hints

For extra richness, add an extra spoonful of sour cream
Substitute the long grain rice for brown rice (extra fibre)
You can use Fettucine Pasta instead of rice
Best with mashed potato for fussy kids or those who don’t like rice

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