Our three favourite words? Easy comfort food. This penne with super quick ragu is just that. The earthy flavour of the Italian spice works to enhance the flavour of the beef and ragu for a deliciously rich pasta dish. Our chefs have added Worcester sauce, which is sweet, savoury and tangy, along with red wine stock for a smooth, rich ragu sauce. Mixed with chestnut mushrooms, carrot and spinach, this dish is packed with veggies and can be ready, pan to plate in just 20 minutes.
Boxes and ingredients are packed in facilities that handles Peanut, Nuts, Sesame, Fish, Crustaceans, Milk, Egg, Mustard, Celery, Soya, Gluten and Sulphites. Due to the conflict in Ukraine, it has been necessary to substitute sunflower oil with rapeseed oil in some products without a label change. The FSA have advised that allergic reactions to rapeseed oil are rare.
Italian Style Herbs
Worcester Sauce(ContainsCereals containing gluten)
Finely Chopped Tomatoes with Onion and Garlic
Red Wine Stock Paste(ContainsSulphites)
Penne Pasta(ContainsCereals containing gluten)
Grated Hard Italian Style Cheese(ContainsMilk, Egg)
a) Bring a large saucepan of water to the boil with 1/2 tsp of salt for the pasta. b) Heat a drizzle of oil in a large frying pan on medium-high heat. c) When the oil is hot, add the beef mince and cook until browned, 4-5 mins. IMPORTANT: Wash your hands after handling raw meat. The mince is cooked when it is no longer pink in the middle.
a) Meanwhile, trim and coarsely grate the carrot (no need to peel). b) Once the beef is browned, stir in the Italian herbs, mushrooms and carrot. c) Cook for another 2 mins.
a) Stir in the Worcester sauce and simmer until evaporated. b) Stir in the finely chopped tomatoes and red wine stock paste. c) Bring to the boil then reduce the heat and simmer until thick and tomatoey, 4-5 mins, stirring occasionally.
a) Add the penne to your pan of boiling water and cook until tender, 12 mins. b) Once cooked, drain in a colander.
a) Stir the spinach through the sauce a handful at a time until wilted. b) Add the cooked pasta and stir to combine. TIP: Add a splash of water if your sauce needs loosening.
a) Season to taste with salt and pepper then serve the penne ragu in bowls sprinkled with the hard Italian style cheese. Enjoy!