Slow Cooker Smokey BBQ Beef Pasta

Slow Cooker Smokey BBQ Beef Pasta

In recent months I have been experimenting with smokey BBQ flavours. As summer is on the way we have started to crave that summertime food. Sadly it’s still quite cold and it’s been raining a lot too. That’s why I have been making BBQ dishes for us to eat indoors in a warm, dry dining room. We love a spaghetti bolognese but I decided to try this meal with a few spices and it really worked well. It was a hit in our house and it’s definitely one we will be eating again soon.

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  • Sharp knife
  • Chopping board
  • Stirring spoon
  • Teaspoon
  • Saucepan


  • Beef x 500g
  • Onion x 1
  • Garlic x 2 cloves
  • Carrots x 1
  • Courgette x 1
  • Red pepper x 1
  • Tomatoes x 2 400g tins
  • Green beans x 2 handfuls
  • Bay leaves x 2
  • Smoked paprika x 1 tsp
  • Mild, medium or hot chilli powder x 1 tsp
  • Ground ginger x 1 tsp
  • Ground sweet cinnamon x 1 tsp
  • Dried oregano x 1 tsp
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Start by peeling and chopping the onion and the garlic.
  • Then peel and grate the carrot and courgette.
  • Cut the top from the red pepper, remove the seeds and green stalks.
  • Slice and dice the flesh of the pepper.
  • Put these vegetables into the slow cooker pot.
  • Pour over the tinned tomatoes.
  • Add in the beef and brake it up in the slow cooker pot.
  • Next add in the green beans and bay leaves.
  • Sprinkle over the smoked paprika, mild, medium or hot chilli powder, ground ginger, ground sweet cinnamon, dried oregano and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Stir these ingredients together and place the lid on the slow cooker pot.
  • Turn the slow cooker onto high for 4 hours and low for 8 hours.
  • Before the end of the cooking process cook the pasta as per the packet instructions.
  • Add the pasta to the sauce and not the other way round.
  • Then serve and enjoy.
Smokey BBQ Beef Pasta

Slow Cooker Smokey BBQ Beef Pasta was a delicious dinner that we all enjoyed. It was a great meal for me to cook. All I had to do was put all of the ingredients into the slow cooker pot and let it cook anyway all day. You can also make double of the sauce and freeze it for another occasion. The meal was yummy with pasta but you could have it with potatoes or rice as well. However you decide to eat this meal, as always, please enjoy. xxx