A corned beef ragu sauce is quick to prepare; and if some baked potatoes are slow cooking during the day, this meal can be on the table in a matter of minutes.
There are times when fanciness and fuss go right out the window, and a bowl of real comfort food is the answer. When it is one of those days, then satisfy that comfort food craving with this ragu made with Princes corned beef, served with delicious slow cooked baked potatos.
If you haven’t tried slow cooked baked potatoes before, you should really give them a go. Wrap the potatoes in foil with a little salt and oil, pop in the slow cooker or crock pot, and leave to cook gently during the day. You’ll get home in the evening to find the potatoes have a rich flavour that’s all their own; the potato will have turned a golden colour, and be deliciously sweet & fluffy, just waiting for the ragu sauce and a dollop of sour cream of yoghurt on top – stir in some herbs for extra flavour.
The ragu made with Princes corned beef is quick to cook, but can be prepared beforehand and reheated if you really want to get a meal on the table as soon as you can. Any leftovers are perfect as a pasta sauce, or popped in the freezer for another day.
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Love corned beef and potatoes? Then check out my Potato Gratin and my Corned Beef Potato Cakes.
Slow cooked baked potatoes with corned beef ragu
Slow cooked baked potatoes
- 4 baking potatoes
- 1 tsp olive oil
Corned beef ragu
- 1 tbs olive oil
- 1 onion (small)
- 2 cloves garlic (peeled and chopped)
- 1 red pepper (deseeded and sliced)
- 1/2 tsp dried chillis
- 1 can chopped tomatoes
- 1 340g can Princes corned beef (diced)
Slow cooked baked potatoes
- Wash the potatoes and prick them about 4 or 5 times with a fork. Pour a little oil into the centre of a square of foil, roll the potato in it, sprinkle on some salt then wrap the potato in the foil
- Place the potatoes in the slow cooker and cook for 4-5 hours on high, or 8-10 hours on low. Or start them on high for an hour then turn them down.
- The flesh will be slightly darker than oven, or microwave cooked potatoes.
Corned beef ragu
- Pour the olive oil into a large frying pan, add the onion and garlic and fry for a few minutes until starting to turn golden.
- Add the pepper, season with pepper and salt and fry until soft. Add the canned tomatoes, the chilli and cook for about 5 minutes.
- Add the canned tomatoes, the chilli and cook for about 5 minutes.
- Once the sauce has thickened add in the Princes Corned Beef, stir and cook for another few minutes until you have a rich thick corned beef ragu.
- Serve on the baked potatoes, and top with sour cream and chives.
Oh wow! I had no idea you could slow-cook baked potatoes. They sound amazing. I gotta give this recipe a try this week!
I love slow cooked baked potatoes. They are a regular on the menu here
Shashi at RunninSrilankan
I have so gotta try cooking my potatoes in the slow cooker! What a fantastic idea this is! Such a comforting and filling dinner idea! Thanks so much
slow cooked baked potatoes are game changing. So so good
Love the idea of using corned beef in a ragu sauce Helen, it would be perfect when camping and served on a fire baked jacket potato. Off to pin to my camping board…
This ragu would be great for camping. Canned meat is perfect for outdoor stuff as it is ambient.
Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy
I haven’t had corned beef since I was a kid, but this looks like a great way to use it and jazz it up a bit! Very comforting too.
So comforting. I do love nostalgic food
The corned beef ragu was just plain is scrumptious! I was going to use my can of beef to make corned beef and cabbage, an old favorite, but this was too irresistible to ignore. Cooked the potatoes in my crockpot as instructed, and I’ll never do it any other way. So glad I found your site!