My last ever recipe in my old kitchen!! Ahh so exciting and can’t wait to be able to cook again properly at home, this was a bit of a corker to go out on. Think luxury Bolognese with all the flavours and slow cooked shredded up Beef. The kids loved it too and I would have it with Pasta, Gnocchi, Potatoes, Rice it’s one of those that just goes with everything.
For 4 people you will need:
- 600g diced Beef
- 1 Onion finely diced
- 2 sticks of Celery finely diced
- 1 Carrot finely diced
- 2 Beef Oxo
- 1 tsp Oregano
- 2 tins Chopped Tomatoes
- 1 medium glass Red Wine
- 2 tsp Balsamic Glaze
- 1 tsp Sugar
- Salt and Pepper
First seal the Beef off in a heavy based casserole dish then set to one side.
Then in the same pan sweat the Onion, Celery and Carrot with a good pinch of salt for 5-10 minutes.
Add the Oregano and Red Wine then reduce the wine right down.
Add the Beef back in with the chopped Tomatoes and half a tin of Water.
Add the Beef Oxo, Balsamic Vinegar and Sugar then mix all together and simmer on a low heat with the lid on for 4 hours.
Use a wooden spoon to help break up the Beef and cook with the lid off to reduce the liquid for another hour.
For the Polenta I just followed the packet instructions, but used half Milk half Water, so 250ml Milk, 250ml Water bring to the boil then add 8 tbsp of Polenta whisking in then cook for 10 minutes stirring often with a wooden spoon. Then I added 60g grated Parmesan and Salt and Pepper to taste.
And that’s it!
I topped mine with some fresh Basil, it was so good but I’m definitely more a Pasta/Gnocchi girl at heart and will be trying that next time with it.
Hope you enjoy.