Super Quick Beef Ragu

with Penne Pasta and Spinach

This Super Quick Beef Ragu with Penne Pasta and Spinach recipe is easy comfort food full of Italian flavours that can be made quickly!



Ready In:

20 minutes


832 kcal per serving

Good For:

1.5 of your 5 a day

With Penne Pasta and Spinach

Super Quick Beef Ragu

Per Serving:

Energy (kJ/kcal) – 3481/832

Fat (g) – 26

Sat. Fat (g) – 12

Carbohydrates (g) – 97

Sugars (g) – 23

Fiber (g) – 5

Protein (g) – 49

Cholesterol (mg) – 0

Salt (g) – 4.29

  • 240g Beef Mince
  • 1 Carrot
  • ½ Tbsp Worcester Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Red Wine Stock Paste
  • 100g Baby Spinach
  • 1 Punnet Closed Cup Mushrooms
  • ½ Tbsp Italian Herbs
  • 1 Pack of Finely Chopped Tomatoes with Onion and Garlic
  • 200g Penne Pasta
  • 60g Grated Hard Italian Style Cheese

Before you start, make sure to wash the veggies before you use them! You will also need some cooking tools, like a Sharp Knife, Cutting Board, Colander, Large Frying Pan and a Saucepan.

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1: Fry the Mince

Bring a large saucepan of water to the boil with 0.5 tsp of salt for the pasta.Heat a drizzle of oil in a large frying pan on medium-high heat.

When hot, add the beef mince and fry, breaking it up with a wooden spoon, until browned, 4-5 mins.

Step 2: Do the Prep

Meanwhile, roughly chop the mushrooms.Trim and coarsely grate the carrot (no need to peel).

When the beef is browned, stir in the Italian herbs, mushrooms and carrot. Cook for another 2 mins.

Step 3: Make the Sauce

Stir in the Worcester sauce and simmer until evaporated. Stir in the finely chopped tomatoes and red wine stock pot.

Bring to the boil then reduce the heat and simmer until thick and tomatoey, 4-5 mins, stirring occasionally.

Step 4: Cook the Pasta

Add the penne to your pan of boiling water and cook until tender, 12 mins. Once cooked, drain in a colander.

Step 5: Add the Spinach

Stir the spinach through the sauce a handful at a time until wilted.Add the cooked pasta and stir to combine.

TIP: Add a splash of water if your sauce needs loosening!

Step 6: Finish and Serve the Dish

Season to taste with salt and pepper then serve the penne ragu in bowls sprinkled with the hard Italian cheese and enjoy!

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