Braised Beef Ragu with Pappardelle

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  • How to make amazing Braised Beef Pappardelle without a lot of effort! An easy one pot pasta dish that’s full of flavor and will warm you up this winter.

    Easy braised beef ragu recipe with pappardelle

    I grew up in St. Louis, which means I was raised on Italian food. The Hill in St. Louis is an area that attracted Italians in the late 19th century and the area consists primarily of great Italian food, which has penetrated the city. I can get my fix for a lot of Italian classics, but I have yet to find a really great Braised Beef Pappardelle that compares to my Kansas City favorite, Lidia’s.

    I have come to crave the hearty, flavorful dish of Braised Beef Pappardelle. It’s the perfect comfort food for a cold fall or winter evening. As it braises, it fills your home with the most amazing aroma, doubling as potpourri. Something about making braised beef makes everything feel a lot slower, and easier.

    I decided to try making it myself and was surprised at how quick and easy it was to make. Something about the word “slow” that is generally attached to it has always hindered me from attempting.  Once I did it became a regular in our fall and winter menu. It makes a great Sunday supper or dish to prepare while the kids are at school.

    Don’t be deceived by the length of time it cooks. It only requires a few minutes of hands on time. The remaining time is spent in the oven braising, which allows the beef to become so tender that it falls apart.

    Easy braised beef ragu recipe with pappardelle

    I like to prepare dishes like this in a dutch oven because it locks in flavor and I can save cleaning an extra dish because I brown the meat in it before putting it in the oven. If you prefer, you can also make Braised Beef Pappardelle in a crockpot.

    Easy braised beef ragu recipe with pappardelle

    Just out of the oven after a long nap.

    Easy braised beef ragu recipe with pappardelle

    Shredded and ready to serve!

    Easy braised beef ragu recipe with pappardelle

    Braised Beef Pappardelle is made with chuck roast and braised in oil, rosemary, sage, onion, garlic, celery, carrot, crushed tomatoes and red wine. On a bed of pappardelle it’s absolutely incredible!

    Our girls always beg for seconds when we make Braised Beef Pappardelle. The vegetables are disguised in the sauce adding a lot of flavor and nutrition and the girls are none the wiser! WIN!

    You can of course use boxed pappardelle, refrigerated pappardelle or make your own! Learn how to make pasta here. You can substitute gluten free noodles if you prefer and omit parmesan to make it dairy free.

    Easy braised beef ragu recipe with pappardelle

    It’s perfect for a weekend dinner in or entertaining a large group of family and friends who will never know how little effort you had to invest in this incredible dinner!

    Easy braised beef ragu recipe with pappardelle

    Easy braised beef ragu recipe with pappardelle
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    Braised Beef Ragu with Pappardelle

    How to make amazing Braised Beef Pappardelle without a lot of effort! An easy one pot pasta dish that’s full of flavor and will warm you up this winter.

    Course Main Course
    Cuisine Italian
    Keyword beef, easy recipe, italian, pasta, sauce
    Cook Time 3 hours 25 minutes
    Total Time 3 hours 25 minutes
    Servings 6
    Calories 714 kcal

    Ingredients

    • 1 lb chuck roast
    • pepper fresh cracked
    • 1 Tbsp olive oil
    • 4 sprigs rosemary
    • 2 sprigs sage
    • 1 yellow onion chopped
    • 2 Tbsp garlic minced
    • 1 carrot diced
    • 1 celery stalk diced
    • 2 c red wine
    • 1 can crushed tomatoes
    • 1 lb pappardelle
    • 3 Tbsp butter
    • 6 oz parmesan freshly grated

    Instructions

    1. Pepper both sides of beef and cut into cubes. Add oil to dutch oven over medium-high and add beef.
    2. Stir for 5 minutes, or until browned on all sides.
    3. Reduce heat to medium-low and add rosemary, sage, onion, garlic, carrot and celery. Saute for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
    4. Add wine and reduce for 15 minutes. Add crushed tomatoes and stir.
    5. Cook in the oven for 3 hours.
    6. Meanwhile, prepare pappardelle according to package. Drain, toss in butter and parmesan, reserving some for garnish.
    7. Remove stems, shred beef with a fork {it should fall apart}, stir and serve over pappardelle.
    Nutrition Facts
    Braised Beef Ragu with Pappardelle
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 714 Calories from Fat 243
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 27g42%
    Saturated Fat 13g65%
    Cholesterol 150mg50%
    Sodium 683mg28%
    Potassium 833mg24%
    Carbohydrates 65g22%
    Fiber 4g16%
    Sugar 6g7%
    Protein 37g74%
    Vitamin A 2300IU46%
    Vitamin C 9.1mg11%
    Calcium 419mg42%
    Iron 4.6mg26%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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