Get your



EsmeSalon Recipes

Get access to 1000+ homemade tried and tested recipes by home chefs

By subscribing, I agree to receive a newsletter, exclusive content and free gifts, and declare that I have read the privacy policy and terms and conditions.

French-style Beef Ragout

Please Spread the love, Sharing is Caring!

As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Please note that EsmeSalon may have a financial relationship with some of the vendors we mention in this post which means we may get compensated financially or in kind, at no extra cost to you if you make a purchase through any link in this post. Please refer to our Affiliate Disclosure and Privacy Policy should you require any additional information.

It’s grim outside so some comfort food is much needed. I prepared a hearty French-style Beef Ragout served with herbed Couscous.

Ragout, The term comes from the French ragoûter, meaning: “to revive the taste”. The basic method of preparation involves slow cooking over low heat. The main ingredients are many; ragouts may be prepared with or without meat, a wide variety of vegetables may be incorporated, and they may be more or less heavily spiced and seasoned.


French-style Beef Ragout

5 Stars 4 Stars 3 Stars 2 Stars 1 Star

No reviews

It’s grim outside so some comfort food is much needed. I prepared a hearty dish of Beef Ragout (a slow-cooked French-style stew) served with herbed Couscous.

  • Author:
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 hours
  • Total Time: 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 portions 1x
  • Category: Dinner Recipes
  • Cuisine: French
  • Diet: VegetarianDiet


Units Scale
  • 1kg Beef (trimmed)
  • 1 Large Onion (diced)
  • 1 cup Carrots (chopped)
  • 1 Zucchini (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup Celery (diced)
  • 1 Teaspoon Garlic (grated)
  • 1 Teaspoon Paprika
  • 1 Teaspoon Dried Mixed Herbs
  • 2 cups Tomatoes (blanched & chopped)
  • 1 Tablespoon Tomato Purée
  • 23 Bay Leaves
  • Sprigs of Thyme
  • 12 cups Beef Stock/Water
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil


  1. Heat oil in a large oven-proof pot and brown the beef in batches, set aside.
  2. In the same pot, add the onions, garlic, paprika, and celery and cook until tender.
  3. Pour in the tomatoes and puree and cook for a few minutes.
  4. Add the meat back to the pot, pour in the stock, carrots, zucchini, seasonings, and herbs, top with bay leaves, cover, and place in the oven at 180C for about 2-3 hours or until the meat is fork-tender.
  5. Serve and enjoy!!


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 751
  • Sugar: 7
  • Sodium: 552
  • Fat: 46
  • Saturated Fat: 17
  • Unsaturated Fat: 24
  • Trans Fat: 2
  • Carbohydrates: 14
  • Fiber: 4
  • Protein: 70
  • Cholesterol: 218

Tried this recipe?

Give us a shout at _esmesalon on Instagram

Recipe Card powered byTasty Recipes

A Few More Serving Suggestions:

Comfort food is food that provides a nostalgic or sentimental value to someone, and may be characterized by its high caloric nature, high carbohydrate level, or simple preparation. The nostalgia may be specific to an individual, or it may apply to a specific culture

French-style Beef Ragout

Copyright © 2024 – All rights reserved.

  • Make tomorrow more amazing than today!
  • Just believe in yourself and dream big.
  • Do not give up on your hopes. Take care always.


I, Esme Slabbert, am the author and creator of this site, EsmeSalon. It is unlawful to re-use any content from this blog, without my written permission. Please contact me should you wish to discuss it further.


My goal is to provide the best homemade recipes that are healthy for all families to enjoy. I also endeavor to showcase and share other bloggers and promote them on my Blog. You will also find Resources and Courses and Services for Bloggers which I promote from time to time.

Leave a Comment

Recipe rating 5 Stars 4 Stars 3 Stars 2 Stars 1 Star