5 Reasons You Need Beef Ragù Spaghetti In Your Life July 17, 2017

by Eat

Beef ragù is a thick, full-bodied meat sauce that hails from northern Italy’s Bologna region. And if you’re thinking… isn’t that bolognese? You’re right (kind of). Bolognese is the dish. Ragù is the sauce. But tomato, tomAto, right?

The important thing is that it makes an appearance on next week’s menu in the form of Beef Ragù Spaghetti with Zucchini and Italian Seasonings, and you can officially select it off the menu TODAY. Need more convincing? We rounded up five irresistible reasons to cook this meal below…

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1. It comes together in only 30 minutes.

While the beef, aromatics, and veggies are cooking away, the pasta is boiling to al dente perfection. Before you know it, the two join forces (as you can see in the video below) for a burst of flavor that’ll have everyone convinced it sat simmering for hours.

2. You only need 1 pot and 1 pan.

One for the ragù and one for the pasta — leaving minimal cleanup, maximum fun, and a well deserved spot in your recipe card binder of favorites.

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3. It hits all the bases — protein, veg, and carb.

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Ground beef delivers a punch of protein to keep you satisfied and ward off those late-night munchies.

Then, there’s the veggies. Traditional ragù comes together with aromatic onion and garlic in addition to bright red tomato sauce, but in next week’s version, there’s also zucchini for added bulk, nutrition, and color.

And last but not least… the pasta. Of all the different shapes and sizes available, we chose spaghetti for a very strategic reason. As the long, cylindrical strands wrap around your fork, they bring with them just the right amount of beef, tomato sauce, and zucchini for the ride from the plate to your mouth.

4. The kids will love it.

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No matter how old you are, spaghetti with tomato sauce is always recipe for success — and next week’s beefed up ragù version is no exception. It’s easy to prepare, fun to eat (Lady And The Tramp, anyone?), and incorporates veggies in a way even the pickiest of eaters will get excited about.

And get this: ragù is derived from the French verb ragoûter, which means “to stimulate the appetite.” If that’s not proof that it’ll win over the crowd, we don’t know what is.

5. Cheese is involved.

Everything is better with a generous sprinkle of creamy Parmesan. Period.

Seal the deal by selecting this colorful, balanced, hearty, delicious, and cheesy dinner off the menu today.

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