Slow cooked beef with gnocchi

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This recipe is classed as easy

Rating 3.16 / 5 (85 votes)

Prep time:
20 min
Cook time:
2 hrs 30 min

You can try using different pasta types with this melt-in-the-mouth meat and rich tomato sauce recipe by Simply Beef and Lamb


1. Place the beef in a large plastic food bag. Add the seasoning, cayenne and paprika; seal, shake well to coat the beef in the spices.

2. Heat the oil in a large non-stick frying pan. Cook the beef for 4-5 minutes in batches until brown on all sides. Transfer to a 1.7 litre heatproof casserole pot.

3. In the same frying pan, cook the onion and garlic for 2-3 minutes. Spoon into the casserole pot. Add the tomatoes and stock, cinnamon, sugar and tomato purée. Bring this to the boil, reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 2-2½ hours.

4. 10 minutes before the end of the cooking time add the gnocchi. Garnish with the parsley and serve with crusty bread.

This recipe is from Simply Beef and Lamb

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Hi Fiona, thanks for your comment - as a general rule, for every hour you would cook something in the oven or on the hob, allow 8 hours on low or 4 hours on high. When in doubt, turn it on low and leave it all day or overnight. You might also like to read our blog on how to adapt recipes for slow cookers [link]

Anna -Good Food Anna -Good Food  Posted 16 Sep 2013 10:05 AM

Hi does anyone know how long this would take in a slow cooker? thanks.x

FionaE76797 FionaE76797  Posted 14 Sep 2013 2:27 PM

PatriciaB75099 PatriciaB75099  Posted 04 Jan 2013 9:38 AM

Pete2504 Pete2504 Posted 30 Dec 2012 12:58 PM

Added finely chopped ginger and a couple of chillies to the recipe to add more heat. Fantastic!

Pete2504 Pete2504 Posted 30 Dec 2012 12:57 PM

martina_manna martina_manna Posted 13 Oct 2012 11:26 AM