October 22, 2018

Smoked Beef Shin Ragu with Pasta

Preparation: 10 minutes | Cooking: 105 minutes | Serves: 4

This is one of the heartiest smoked beef recipes we’ve come across, and it’s perfect for a midweek family meal. With delicious smoked beef and rich ragu sauce, this recipe is sure to bring a sense of comfort to all diners. Thanks to Australian Beef for this great recipe!


  • 1 kg smoked beef shin
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 1 cup low sodium beef stock
  • 1 cup water
  • 100ml thickened cream
  • 50g button mushrooms, quartered
  • 100g tagliatelle per person
  • 100g shaved parmesan cheese
  • Fresh thyme


  1. Add butter and oil to a casserole dish and sauté onion and garlic for 2-3 minutes. Add the tomato puree and cook for an extra 3 minutes. Add wine, stock, water, bay leaf and beef shins. Reduce to a simmer and cook for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
  2. Remove beef and pull the meat from the bones, shred. Return the meat, cream and mushrooms and simmer for another 45 minutes reducing to a thick sauce.
  3. Spoon the meat and sauce onto pasta, season then sprinkle with shaved parmesan and fresh thyme.

Enjoy! Up next, why not check out how to make corned beef.

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