Chunky beef ragu – Thermomix adaptation of a Hello Fresh recipe
The one thing I hadn’t been able to master yet with the Thermomix, is bolognese sauce. No matter what setting I used, reverse speed, low speed etc, it always turned into complete mush, much to the disgust of the kids.
When Hello Fresh delivered the ingredients and recipe to make a beef ragu with spaghettis (a rather fancy name for spag bol), I remembered all the wonderful comments about fellow Thermomix blogger, Skinnymixer’s chunky bolognese recipe.
Here’s how I mixed both HelloFresh & Skinnymixer’s recipes. The result was perfectly chunky and rather delicious too, even if I say so myself!
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For a gluten-free option, replace pasta with rice or potatoes
Active time: 5 minutes – Total time: 25 minutes – COST: £5.83
- 1 onion, halved – £0.17
- 1 garlic clove – £0.05
- 2 courgettes, roughly chopped – £0.41
- 1 yellow pepper, roughly chopped – £0.50
- 500g beef mince – £3.00
- 2 tbsp soy sauce – £0.05
- 1 tbsp dried oregano – £0.05
- 2 cartons chopped tomatoes with garlic and onions – £0.75
- 400g spaghetti – £0.85
- Add one onion, halved, one garlic clove, 2 courgettes and 1 yellow pepper to the mixing bowl. Chop for 5 seconds / speed 5. Scrape down the sides.
- Add a good gulp of oil and cook for 5 minutes / 100C / Speed low.
- Add 2 tbsp soy sauce, 1 tbsp dried oregano, 2 cartons chopped tomatoes with garlic and onions and salt & pepper to taste.
- Insert your simmering basket into the bowl and put 500g beef mince inside. Cook for 10 minutes / 100C / Speed 1.
- In the meantime, boil some water in a large saucepan. Add a large pinch of salt. Bring to the boil and cook 400g spaghetti as per packet instruction.
- Carefully break up the mince with a spatula, cook for a further 10 minutes / 100C / Speed 1.
- Mix the cooked mince and the sauce together before serving.
- Drain the pasta and toss into the ragu.
Delicious. Bon appetit x