less than 30 mins
over 2 hours
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- 4 tbsp olive oil
- 1kg/2lb 4oz chuck steak, cut into 2cm/¾in pieces
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 1 garlic clove, crushed
- 4 sticks celery, finely chopped
- 1 tbsp finely chopped fresh rosemary
- 350ml/12fl oz Chianti red wine
- 600g/1lb 5oz tomato passata
- pappadelle pasta (approximately 100g/3½oz fresh or 50g/1¾oz dry pasta per person)
- freshly grated Parmesan cheese, to serve
- salt and freshly ground black pepper
Preheat the oven to 180C/160C Fan/Gas 4.
In a large, heavy-based saucepan, heat the olive oil over a medium heat. Season the beef, add to the pan and brown on all sides. Remove the beef and set aside.
Add the onion, garlic, celery and rosemary to the pan and cook until soft. Return the meat to the pan, add the red wine and bring to the boil. Stir in the tomato passata and cover the surface of the ragù with a circle of baking paper. Bake for 2½ hours.
Remove the baking paper and break up the meat using a fork. Season with salt and pepper and set aside.
To serve, cook the pappardelle in salted boiling water according to the packet instructions, or until al dente.
In a sauté pan, mix 3 tablespoons of the ragù per portion of pasta with a tablespoon of the pasta water. Cook on a low heat and toss together until the sauce clings to the pasta.
Serve with grated Parmesan cheese and freshly ground black pepper.