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Rich ragu

Rich ragu

This slowly-simmered sauce with minced beef is perfect paired with pasta
How to cook with mince

How to cook with mince

From meatballs to moussaka, we've got ideas and inspiration to make the most of mince

How to match pasta shapes to sauces

Find out the expert opinion on which sauces to serve with different shapes

How to make beef ragu

Watch our video guide and learn how to make this classic Italian meat sauce perfectly every time
Mince recipes

Mince recipes

From fiery Mexican chilli to Indian keema curry, try our best-ever minced meat recipes

Top five ragu recipes

Lentil ragù Recipe

Lentil ragù

4.22807

(114 ratings)

Pappardelle with rabbit & chestnut ragu Recipe

Pappardelle with rabbit & chestnut ragu

3.75

(4 ratings)

This is rainy-day comfort food at its best - flat pasta strips tossed with a...
Venetian duck ragu Recipe

Venetian duck ragu

4.798385

(31 ratings)

Cinnamon adds complexity to this slow-cooked pasta sauce, which goes perfectly...
Sausage ragu & spinach pasta bake Recipe

Sausage ragu & spinach pasta bake

4.346155

(13 ratings)

This everyday, freeze-ahead supper combines tomatoes with a creamy cheese sauce...
Classic lasagne Recipe

Classic lasagne

3.97059

(17 ratings)

Kids will love to help assemble this easiest-ever pasta bake with streaky bacon...

Five basic skills videos

How to poach an egg

How to chop an onion

The basis of many savoury dishes from curries to casseroles, onions are...

How to make stock

Incredibly useful for making soups, stews and sauces, here the BBC Good Food...

How to cook rice

Find out how long you need to cook rice for to get the best results with our...

How to soften onions

How to gently saute onions so that they soften but don't brown.
Mise en place is a really cheffy term (meaning ‘putting in place’ in French). Basically, if a recipe states ‘add chopped onions’, you’ll have the chopped onion ready in a bowl since you do all the chopping beforehand. It means you can then concentrate on the cooking and not the preparation, giving you an understanding of the method and structure by which you’re going to cook.