Nothing says 'love you mum' more than cooking her a delicious meal, so to really spoil her have a look at this tasty Pasta with Beef Ragu.

Serves 4

Preparation Time: 20 min

Cooking Time: 6 hours


3 tbsp. tomato paste
2 tbsp. flour
1 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
1 medium onion
4 clove garlic
6 sprig fresh thyme
1 can whole peeled tomatoes
1kg lean brisket
kosher salt
400g Pasta
fresh basil
grated Parmesan


  1. In a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker, whisk together the tomato paste, flour, and vinegar. Stir in the onion, garlic, and thyme. Add the tomatoes, crushing them with your hands.
  2. Cut the brisket against the grain into 8cm-thick pieces, then cut those pieces in half crosswise. Season them with 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper and nestle in the sauce. Cover and cook until the meat is tender and easily pulls apart, 6 to 7 hours on high or 8 to 9 hours on low.
  3. Twenty minutes before the ragu is finished, cook the pasta according to package directions.
  4. Discard the thyme and, using two forks, break the meat into smaller pieces. Serve over the pasta and top with basil and cheese, if desired.

The majority of the ingredients in this recipe are available in our store, please head in to see us and we would be glad to help you put this delicious meal together.

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