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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 ragu Recipe

Lentil ragu


(225 ratings)

Pappardelle with rabbit & chestnut ragu Recipe

Pappardelle with rabbit & chestnut ragu


(4 ratings)

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

Venetian duck ragu


(71 ratings)

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

Sausage ragu & spinach pasta bake


(20 ratings)

This everyday, freeze-ahead supper combines tomatoes with a creamy cheese sauce...
Classic lasagne in an oven dish topped with basil leaves Recipe

Easy classic lasagne


(70 ratings)

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

Five basic skills videos

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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

Learn how to cook basmati rice for perfect, fluffy results with an easy video...

How to soften onions

How to gently saute onions so that they soften but don't brown.
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