Beef heart ragu recipe

  • Serves 4
  • 20mins to prepare and 2hrs to cook
  • 314 calories / serving
  • Freezable
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Beef heart ragu

Preheat the oven to 180C.

Toss the beef heart in the flour and shake off any excess. Heat the oil in a sauté pan and cook the onion until soft for about 2-3 minutes but not golden. Add the heart to the pan and fry until golden. Add the remaining ingredients.

Transfer the heart to an oven proof dish with a tight fitting lid. Place in the oven and cook the Ragu for 1½ -2 hours or until tender. Stir occasionally during cooking. If the sauce looks too thin, cook the Ragu with the lid off for the last half hour.

Delicious served with polenta.

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  • Ingredients

  • 450g beef heart, trimmed and cut into 3-4 cm strips, rinse and pat dry with kitchen paper
  • 2tbsp seasoned flour
  • 2tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 medium onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • 500g passata
  • 75ml red wine
  • 175ml good quality beef stock
  • 4 carrots, peeled and cut into 3cm slices
  • 120g swede, peeled and cut into 3cm chunks
  • pinch sugar, to taste
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3 sprigs thyme
  • Energy 1215kj 314kcal 16%
  • Fat 11g 15%
  • Saturates 3g 15%
  • Sugars 16g 18%
  • Salt 1.4g 23%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 24.6g Protein 23.8g Fibre 6.9g


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