Chicche Di Patate Beef Ragù

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Chicche Di Patate Beef Ragù

This dish most recently appeared in My Family Food Bag on Sunday, July 23, 2017.


  • 1 brown onion, finely diced or grated
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • 2 stalks celery, finely diced
  • 4 teaspoons ragù spice mix
  • 450g beef mince
  • 1 courgette, grated
  • 1 cup beef or chicken stock
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 70g tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons tomato sauce


  • 500g chicche di patate
  • ½ block finely grated Parmesan cheese *
  • BRING a medium pot of salted water to the boil.
  • 1 Heat a drizzle of oil in a large fry-pan on medium-high heat and cook onion, garlic, carrot and celery for about 4 minutes, stirring frequently, until softened. Add ragù spice mix and beef mince and cook a further 3 minutes, breaking up mince with a wooden spoon as it cooks.
  • 2 Add courgette, stock, canned tomatoes, tomato paste and salt and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to medium and simmer a further 6-8 minutes, until thickened. Stir through sugar, balsamic vinegar and tomato sauce.
  • 3 When beef ragù has 3 minutes cook time remaining, cook chicche de patate in pot of boiling water for 2 minutes, until it floats to the surface and is just tender. Reserve ½ cup pasta water, then drain.
  • 4 Toss cooked chicche de patate through beef ragù. Add ¼-½ cup reserved pasta water if sauce is too thick. Season to taste with pepper, and salt if needed.
  • TO SERVE, spoon chicche di patate beef ragù into bowls and sprinkle over Parmesan cheese.
  • SERVES 4-5

Nutritional Information

  • Energy: 2195 kj / 525 kcal
  • Protein: 30.1g
  • Carbohydrate: 45.4g
  • Fat: 21.9g


  • Pantry staple
  • * Shared ingredient with another recipe

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