Slow-cooked beef cheek ragú

I was asked, if you should own a Slow Cooker and my answer is: YES! Slow Cookers are not very common in Germany, I can’t understand it. It is a must for every working woman, part-time or not. I had two beef cheeks in the freezer and no idea what to serve for lunch. So I decided to make

Slow-cooked beef cheek ragú with pasta

Slow-cooked beef cheek ragú with pasta

Absolutely delicous! I loaded the Slow Cooker before I left for work and used a timer clock to switch on the kitchen gadget. The smell from the kitchen when I returned from work was stunning. For the meal I had only to cook the pasta and got a fast slow-cooked dish.

-========= REZKONV-Recipe – RezkonvSuite v1.4
Title: Slow-cooked beef cheek ragú Button German
Categories: Slow cooker, Crockpot
Yield: 4 Servings

Slow-cooked beef cheek ragú


1 tablesp.   Olive oil
2     Beef cheeks
1     Onion , diced
2     Garlic cloves , crushed
1     Red chilli , sliced
400 grams   Tin chopped tomatoes
300 ml   Guiness or other top fermented beer
1     Bay leaf
300 grams   Tagliatelle
      Small bunch flat-leaf parsley , chopped


  Edited *RK* 02/26/2012 by
  Ulrike Westphal


1. Heat oil in a pan. Brown the meat all over, give into the Slow Cooker, then add the onions and garlic and cook for 4 minutes until starting to colour and soften. Give over the meat and add the chili, chopped tomatoes, beer and bay leaf. Season. Cover and cook on HIGH for 4 hours or on LOW for 8 hours.

2. Shred the meat roughly into the sauce with two forks and keep warm. Cook the pasta following pack instructions. Stir the parsley into the sauce and toss with the pasta.

:Slow Cooker Size: 3,5 l
:Preparing time: 10 minutes
:Cooking time: 4 h on HIGH or 8 h on LOW


I submit this recipe to /
Kalyn’s wonderful recipe collection

Pages: 1 Button English 2 Button German

2 thoughts on “Slow-cooked beef cheek ragú

  1. Kaffeebohne (Gast)

    Ich stoße da auch immer auf Unverständnis. Dabei sind die Slowcooker so praktisch, auch wenn frau nicht arbeiten geht. Aber es gibt große Vorbehalte, ob das Gerät wirklich angeschaltet, aber unbeaufsichtigt betrieben werden kann; ob das hygienisch alles in Ordnung wäre; ob es wirklich nicht verkocht und ob das überhaupt schmecken kann. Ich beantworte alle vier Fragen mit ‚JA‘ und werde am Wochenende mal wieder ein ‚auf Crockpot‘ umgeschriebenes Rezept testen.
    LG Katja aka Kaffeebohne


Schreibe einen Kommentar

Deine E-Mail-Adresse wird nicht veröffentlicht. Erforderliche Felder sind mit * markiert