Beef Ragù with Gnocchi

Beef Ragù with Gnocchi

Ready in 35 minutes Serves 4
This dish most recently appeared in My Family (5 Nights For 4) on Sunday, December 16, 2018.


Beef Ragù

  • 1 brown onion
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 courgette
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 pack ragù spice mix
  • 1 pack beef mince
  • 1 can chopped tomatoes
  • 1 pack tomato paste
  • 1 cup water ^
  • 2 tsp sugar ^
  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar ^
  • 2 tsp tomato sauce ^

To Serve

  • 1 pack potato gnocchi
  • 1 cup grated cheese


  1. Prep and cook veggies Bring a medium pot of salted water to the boil. Finely dice onion; grate carrot and courgette; mince garlic. Heat a small drizzle of oil in a large fry-pan on medium-high heat. Cook onion, carrot and garlic, stirring frequently, for about 4 minutes, until softened.
  2. Add beef Add ragù spice mix and beef mince. Cook a further 3 minutes, breaking up beef as it cooks.
  3. Add veggies Add courgette, canned tomatoes, tomato paste, water and 1 tsp salt. Bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to medium and simmer for 6-8 minutes, until thickened. Stir through sugar, vinegar and tomato sauce.
  4. Cook gnocchi When beef ragù has 3 minutes cook time remaining, cook gnocchi in pot of boiling water for about 2 minutes, until it floats to the surface and is just tender. Reserve ½ cup of pasta cooking water, then drain. Return gnocchi to pot with a small drizzle of olive oil to prevent sticking.
  5. Finish ragù Toss cooked gnocchi through beef ragù. Add ¼-½ cup reserved pasta water if sauce is too thick. Season (if needed).
  6. Serve beef ragù sprinkled with cheese.