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Penne with Beef Ragu Recipe

Looking for a great first pasta dish? Penne with Beef Ragu Recipe is definitely perfect. It is not so difficult to prepare, need all time to prepare the beef ragu, and once it cooks the rest is very easy. The advantage of this plate is that you can prepare a great amount of this beef ragu, use the necessary for the penne plate and conserve the rest of the ragu in the fridge for other occasions, like any other kind of pasta or to prepare vegetables parmesans.


PREP: 15 min + 2 hours for ragout preparation


COOK: 1 hour 30 min

DIFFICULTY: intermediate



500g - penne pasta

2 - cups beef pulp

1 - cup minced pork meat(optional)

1 - cup diced baked ham

5 - cups tomatoes sauce

2 - onions, chopped

2 - carrots, finely chopped

2 - celery ribs, finely chopped

2 - garlic cloves, minced

2 - tablespoons freshly minced parsley

1 - bay leaf

1 - tablespoon freshly minced rosemary

1 - cup extra virgin olive oil

1 - cup red wine

2 - cups water or beef broth

½ - cup grated Parmesan cheese

- salt and freshly ground pepper to taste


In a large deep skillet heat the olive oil over low-medium heat, add all the minced vegetables, stir for 3-4 minutes and cook for 20 minutes, until the vegetables are tender. Add the garlic cloves, the minced parsley and cook for 3 minutes, stirring continually. All should result lightly brown but not burned.Add the beef pulp, brown over high heat, for 5 minutes until lightly brown, add the bacon and cook for 2 minutes. Then pour the red wine and stir until it evaporates. Pour the tomatoes sauce, the bay leaf, the minced rosemary, salt and pepper. Cover, bring to a simmer and cook over low heat for 1 hour. If the ragout results too concetrated, add water or the beef broth. Cook the beef ragu for about 1hour 30 minutes, covered on low heat, until beef is tender. Bring a pot with abundant salted water to a boil and cook the pasta( stirring occasionally to prevent sticking, according to the package directions or AL DENTE ( remove from fire 1-2 minutes before package directions). Drain, place in a large warm serving bowl, add the beef ragu, and stir in to combine. Sprinkle with the grated cheese and serve immediately.

Penne with Beef Ragu Recipe