They say that the word 'ragu' came from the French word 'ragout', derived from 'ragoutier' which means 'to awaken the appetite'! We take inspiration from both the Neapolitan ragu and the classic 'ragu alla bolognese': We've got both pork and beef with a red wine base, as is done in Naples but we're using mince for speed, as is done in Bologna. In Italy, ragu is classically eaten with a wide pasta shape, like tagliatelle, rather than the globally recognised 'Spaghetti Bolognese'.

Cook our delicious Italian Beef Ragu in just Minutes

We’ve sourced and blended all of the unique flavour ingredients to make our authentic Italian Beef Ragu. We bring these all together in a recipe kit, which consists of 3 flavour pots; a Ragu Herb Mix pot, a Red Wine Reduction pot and a Ragu Stock pot. Simply follow our recipe, adding a few items from your fridge, to cook this delicious Italian Beef Ragu in just 30 minutes.

How Our Recipes Kits Work

We provide flavour ingredients:

  • Ragu Herb Mix
  • Red Wine Reduction
  • Ragu Stock

Your shopping list:

lean beef mince
pork sausages (pork sausages)
tagliatelle pasta
tomato puree
parmesan cheese grated(optional)
basil leaves(optional)

Our 30 minute recipe

  • 1.

    Brown the meat

    Heat a little oil in a wide pan over medium-high heat and fry the beef mince until browned (around 8 mins). Remove and put into a bowl (lined with paper towels to absorb any excess oil).

    Fry the sausage filling in the same pan for 5 mins, breaking it up with a spatula until it becomes golden brown minced pork. Remove and put with the beef. 

  • 2.

    Start the base

    Add the onion to the pan and fry for 3 mins, then add the carrot and fry for 2 mins.

    Stir in the mushrooms and the RAGU HERB MIX and cook for 3 more mins.

    Meanwhile, get the pasta on, cooking it as per pack instructions. While it's cooking move onto step 3. 

  • 3.

    Mix it up

    Add the RED WINE REDUCTION and the tomato puree to the ragu pan and mix well.

    Return the meat to the pan, add the RAGU STOCK pot and cook for 2 mins.

    Collect a cup of cooking water from the pasta and pour about 150ml into the meat sauce, then drain the pasta and toss it through the ragu, adding a little more starchy water if necessary. Cook for 1-2 mins.  

  • 4.


    Serve the pasta with lots of grated parmesan and basil leaves on top


Italian Beef Ragu Reviews

BASED ON reviews

Jess - Dec 05, 2019


Stephanie - Dec 02, 2019

Love this

Stephanie - Dec 02, 2019

This is 1 of our favs

Stephanie - Dec 02, 2019

This is 1 of our favs

Rebecca - Dec 02, 2019

Lovely meal! Loved the addition of the sausage meat

Miss Kerry - Nov 27, 2019

Great family meal can substitute and use different meat

Jenny - Nov 26, 2019

I enjoyed it but the kids didn't

Stephanie - Nov 26, 2019

Loved it

Stephanie - Nov 26, 2019

Loved it

Diane - Nov 25, 2019

Very tasty

Diane - Nov 25, 2019

Very tasty

Haley - Nov 21, 2019

Absolutely lush! I cheated and bought sausage meat to save time!

Helen - Nov 17, 2019

Lovely depth of flavour.

Polly - Nov 16, 2019

Perfect warming winter fodder for cold days.

Polly - Nov 16, 2019

Warming winter fodder. Perfect and tasty for a cold day.

Leonie - Nov 13, 2019

Kids couldn't get enough

Amanda - Nov 11, 2019

Lovely! Very generous portions could have fed 6 of us.

Kerry - Nov 11, 2019

Seemed a bit bland

Laura - Nov 10, 2019

Very tasty. Family favourite.

Pam - Nov 10, 2019

Found this a little bland

Gillian - Nov 07, 2019


Nicole - Nov 07, 2019

Really tasty but probably the longest and finicky of dishes to prepare

Melissa - Nov 04, 2019

My family thought this was very dry and too many mushrooms

Beth - Nov 03, 2019

I thought this would be a boring recipe but they raved about the flavour

Elizabeth - Nov 02, 2019

Tasty but too rich for me!

MR C G - Oct 31, 2019

Not sure if I like the combination of beef and pork mince. I much prefer a classic bolognese

Karen - Oct 28, 2019

Tastes like a very rich spag bol, tasty

Karen - Oct 28, 2019


Gary - Oct 27, 2019

Family favourite

Gary - Oct 27, 2019

Family favourite

Frank - Oct 26, 2019

Strong marmite type flavour - first dish we haven't enjoyed!

Gemma - Oct 26, 2019

Families favourite

Richard - Oct 26, 2019

Whole family enjoyed this one

Jacqueline - Oct 25, 2019

Loved the taste

Sarah - Oct 23, 2019

Restaurant quality, kids loved it but a little too salty.

Katie - Oct 22, 2019

Bit boring

Julia - Oct 21, 2019

Was not tasty at all and very disappointing

Kat - Oct 20, 2019

Very tasty and simple to make Made it within 20 minutes.

Andi - Oct 18, 2019

The flavour has changed recently and it had a really strong marmite type flavour which spoiled it. Used to be delicious and a firm favourite amongst my kids.

Scott - Oct 17, 2019

All the family absolutely love this dish, even my fussy daughter! One of our favourites ????

Sarah - Oct 16, 2019

I used chorizo and added some extra red wine, added taste and flavour

Alison - Oct 13, 2019

Very strong beef taste

Gail - Oct 13, 2019

This dish was lovely

Jonathan - Oct 13, 2019

Not so keen

Sue - Oct 12, 2019

Good hearty meal

Sue - Oct 12, 2019

Good hearty meal

Lisa - Oct 11, 2019

Love this one

Sharon - Oct 10, 2019


Nyesha - Oct 07, 2019

It was really delicious. I've never had ragu before and I'm glad I tried it. However, I dont think I'll be getting it again because I feel it's something I can make using the seasonings already in my cupboard.

CIJ - Oct 04, 2019

Lovely but not my favourite.


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