Slow Cooked Beef Tomato Stew

    6 hours 30 min

    A rich, meaty sauce with plenty of garlic. You can make it with pork instead of beef, if you like. Serve with pasta or on a baked potato.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 1 onion, finely chopped
    • 4 cloves garlic, minced
    • 225g beef stew meat
    • 90g tomato puree
    • 700g tomato passata
    • 1 pinch parsley
    • 1 pinch basil
    • 1 pinch fennel seed
    • salt and pepper to taste

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:6hr  ›  Ready in:6hr30min 

    1. Put a small amount of olive oil in a large saucepan and saute onions and garlic. Add beef and cook until browned. Add tomato puree, passata, and season with parsley, basil, fennel, salt and pepper. Simmer 6 to 7 hours, stirring occasionally.

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    An easy, if not awe inspiring spaghetti sauce recipe. My mother makes a similar dish she calls tomato gravy. My husband didn't care for the stew meat and stated he prefers hamburger or sausage. I added a green pepper and half a red pepper to the sauce with the onions. I also added fresh basil, oregano, thyme and parsley the last few minutes before serving.  -  22 May 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I grew up with this same type of sauce,made by my grandmother its great,I think pork works best in it gives the sauce a great flavor.  -  14 Oct 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This is really good. It's a common way to make rag├╣ in Southern Italy. I added some peas and used it in some arancini as well as on pasta. Thank you for the recipe.  -  01 Mar 2017  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)